It’s not easy to tackle the mobile industry when you don’t have a lot of experience in the field, no matter how many money, resources and what kind of name you might have in other businesses. Take Intel for example.
The California-based giant is the largest PC chip maker in the world, but in the Android décor it’s still struggling to leave its mark. But it’s getting there. Probably not with the uninspiredly named Yolo, but maybe with the Acer Liquid C1.
The C1 has been launched in Thailand today, with “most Southeast Asian markets” expected to get it “in the very near future”. The 4.3-incher is pretty sensibly priced, going for 9,990 baht, or around $335.
Unlike the modestly equipped Yolo, Acer’s fellow has quite a few 21st century specs, including 1 GB of RAM, a 2,000 mAh battery and an 8 MP rear-facing camera. The C1 is powered by Intel’s brand new Atom Z240 “Lexington” chip, clocked at 1.2 GHz, while the biggest downside seems to be the on-board software – Android 4.0 ICS.
Still, the Liquid C1 looks like a decent budget-friendly device, which is why it’s too bad folks outside of Asia will probably never get to play with it. Oh, well, you win some, you lose some, right?