An Acer UK spokesperson confirmed to us that the handset, which features a metal backplate, will run Android 2.2 Froyo, and will be on sale at the end of October.
The Acer Liquid Metal is nothing but a rumour posted by a blogger right now, but the accompanying renders look awfully authentic to us. So with a pinch of salt in hand, we’re excited to see the new look design, which appears to combine the odd curves of the original Acer Liquid with a slick metal backplate.
Internally, the Acer Liquid Metal is alleged to pack an 800MHz chip, 512MB of RAM, and a 3.6-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, with Dolby Mobile and Bluetooth 3.0, the latter of which has only recently begun to be adopted by the mobile industry. It would supposedly run Android 2.2 “Froyo” as well, though hopefully without the atrocious and confusing software skin Acer draped over the Acer Stream recently.