Acer Liquid A1 Shipping To UK Customers Before End Of November, Leaves Off Android 2.0

Acer has officially announced that the Acer Liquid A1 will begin shipping in late November. The phone which runs Google Android 1.6 “Donut” has also been priced at £286 before tax ($481), thankfully no contract is required for that pricing.

So what do users get for $500? How about a 3.5 inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, 3G data access, WiFi b/g and built-in GPS. Acer is also throwing in Bluetooth 2.0 + A2Dp, a 5MP camera and a SnapDragon processor.

Unfortunately, the 1Ghz processor for some reason has been underclocked to 768MHz, which is like saying “here’s a Ferrari but you can’t drive it over 65mph. There’s still no word on whether a Google Android 2.0 upgrade option will be made easily available to Liquid A1 users.