Acer teams up with MediaTek to debut Liquid E2

TAIWAN, Hsinchu –June 5, 2013 – Adapting to a world of complementary devices and responding to an ever-changing market trends and consumers’ needs of high-performance and world-class products, Acer, teams up with leading technology partner MediaTek, debuting Liquid E2 in the Indonesian market today. The phone combines an amazing power and beauty of quad core smartphone with 8MP and 9-mode smart camera features, at smart price point targeting the young professionals.

As per a recent Gfk Asia report, annual sales of smartphones in the region reached a new high at 42.2 million units after a year-on-year gain of 61 percent. The report also noted that the combined worth of the smartphone markets in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines and Cambodia had surpassed the US$11 billion mark. 

The rapid growth in demand has given rise to a wealth of increased competition in the region’s mobile device market, and with it the need for smartphone makers to offer high-performance products suited to a variety of user preferences. Through its on-going partnership with MediaTek, Acer continues to produce world-class products designed to address that need, and the Liquid E2 is no exception.

Among its wealth of outstanding features, the 4.5-inch device offers a real-time camera function capable of shooting eight photos per second, up to 99 photos in total. Viewed on the device’s qHD display, the resulting images are crystal clear. For audio consumption, the E2 also includes a dual speaker with DTS Sound™ quality. As for web content, the device’s HSPA+ modem boasts speeds of up to 42 Mbps for a rapid connectivity experience. 

“MediaTek’s advanced solutions enable us to deliver high performance mobile devices in various form factors, suited to various user needs,” ST Liew, President of Acer’s Smartphone Business Group, said. “In addition, MediaTek’s universal design platforms and support services allow us to shorten our time to market and spend more time creating innovative and user-friendly products for end users."

Finbarr Moynihan, MediaTek’s General Manager of International Sales & Marketing was delighted with Acer’s decision to once again choose MediaTek as the platform provider for its latest mobile devices. “The ACER Liquid E2 is clearly an indicative of our commitment to helping customers to address the strong demand in the regions,” he said. "Our partnership with Acer is an important one and a prime example of how global customers and solution providers can work together to create amazing products.”

 

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About MediaTek Inc.

MediaTek Inc. is a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions. The company is a market leader and pioneer in cutting-edge SOC system solutions for wireless communications, high-definition TV, optical storage, and DVD and Blu-ray products. Founded in 1997 and listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange under the "2454" code, MediaTek is headquartered in Taiwan and has sales or research subsidiaries in the United Sates, China, Singapore, India, Japan, Korea, Denmark, England, Sweden and Dubai. For more information, visit www.mediatek.com.

 

About Acer

Established in 1976, Acer is an information and communication technology company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale and support of innovative products that enhance people’s lives. Acer’s green supply chain delivers environmentally friendly PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets and smartphones — tools our customers need to explore beyond limits and experience more. Ranked No. 3 for notebooks globally (IDC 2012), Acer employs 8,000 people, and 2011 revenues reached US$15.7 billion. Please visit www.acer.com for more information.