Acer has launched the latest budget device in its Liquid smartphone line
. The low-cost Liquid Z3 provides a 3.5-inch touchscreen display, though it is thought not to be a high-resolution panel, along with a dual-core 1GHz processor from an unnamed manufacturer, and 4GB of storage packed into a relatively lightweight 120-gram (4.2-ounce) case.
Other standard smartphone features make an appearance, such as Wi-Fi, GPS, and a 3-megapixel rear camera, but unusually it offers dual SIM card slots and will be supplied with Android 4.2 onboard, according to PhoneArena
. The Liquid Z3 is supplied with support for the company's AcerCloud cross-platform online storage service. It will also come with a number of predefined user profiles offering various home screen layouts, with "Basic Mode" offering simple call and text functions, a voice-centric "Keypad Mode," a "Senior Mode" with the weather, clock, quick contacts, and a magnify function; and a more-standard "Classic Mode" providing a more typical layout.
The Liquid Z3 will be made available in a number of countries in Europe, as well as Russia, for 99 euros ($131) by mid-August. It is unknown if it will go on sale in the United States in the future.