Acer is targeting the NFC revolution with the launch of the Acer Liquid Express, its first NFC-enabled smartphone.
The manufacturer has pledged to make all future Acer smartphones NFC-enabled.
The Acer Liquid Express, which is powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread, is affordably priced with the aim of making NFC technology more widely available.
Allen Burnes, VP of Acer’s THBG division said: ‘As a technology of the future, NFC is a priority for Acer as it can be used for multiple purposes: payment, transport, tickets, loyalty cards, cultural information - and that’s without having explored the thousands more applications that will follow.’
He added: ‘ Even if contactless technology has only just started spreading across the UK, it is important for the customer to take into account future need when choosing a new model.
‘In a few months’ time quite a number of smartphone users, whose new smartphones don’t include NFC functionality, will have to change their mobile in order to benefit from this new technology.’
The contactless technology embedded in the Liquid Express allows it to adapt to its users’ current and future needs, reading NFC tags or targets, identification, virtualisation of loyalty or payment cards protected by high security standards and approved by a consortium of expert manufacturers, granting NFC Forum 2 and Cityzi certifications to the Acer Liquid Express.
In addition to the NFC functionality, the Liquid Express is equipped with a large 3.5-inch screen, an 800MHz Qualcomm 7227 processor and a five-megapixel camera with LED flash.