Acer's Liquid X2 smartphone is another globetrotter's dream

Sure, you probably don’t need a smartphone with a massive 4,000mAh battery and a trio of SIM card slots, but thanks to Acer, your author can’t stop thinking about one. Acer’s so-called Liquid X2 is clearly well-equipped to play globetrotter, but (just like the Predator tablet) the company’s spokespeople were awfully light on the details. Still, we know it comes with a 5.5-inch screen and a 64-bit octa-core processor thrumming away within its surprisingly sleek frame, along with a pair of 13-megapixel cameras nestled high along its face and back. At last, a device that takes selfies as seriously as HTC’s Desire Eye.

Can’t stop ruminating on those SIM slots, can you? It might seem a little ridiculous — because it is — but that’s nothing new for Acer. It’s been pushing tri-SIM phones since last summer when it pulled back the curtain on the Liquid E700 and now that predilection for threeway connectivity has migrated to a phone you might actually want to buy. Too bad no one was willing to talk price yet.

Alas, the only units to be found on-site were tucked away in an acrylic box, far from my prying, sandwich-stained fingers. On the upside, though, the X2 will be accompanied by a slew of Quick Flip covers in a slew of colors that leave a strip of screen unobscured to give you quick status updates and tidbits of information. With a little tweaking, you can coax them into telling you how much storage space is being eaten up by your photos and music for instance, or providing you a quick Airplane Mode toggle for when you jump on one of your interminable flights. There’s no word yet on whether the Liquid X2 will never claw its way out of Acer’s native Asia, but it’s certainly not impossible. After all, today also saw the launch of the Acer Liquid M220 — an $80 Windows Phone we first got acquainted with back at Mobile World Congress — on US shores.

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