Acer Expands Smartphone Presence in Japan with Rakuten Mobile

Acer announces that its Liquid Z330 smartphone will be available through Rakuten Mobile in Japan, via both online channels and in brick-and-mortar Rakuten Mobile shops from mid-December.

Rakuten Mobile is an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) service launched by Fusion Communications Corp. in October 2014 which utilizes NTT DoCoMo’s LTE network. In addition to offering packages bundling a SIM-free device and a low-cost SIM card with voice service, or just SIM cards outright, Rakuten Mobile has expanded its service offering to include data SIM cards and a device lineup.

The 4.5-inch Acer Liquid Z330 is an ideal first phone or an excellent backup to an existing handset, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 (MS 8909) processor, combining ease-of-use with quality audio and visual capabilities. Offering 1GB RAM and 8GB storage, the simple, sleek design adds a subtle curve to the chassis, making the Liquid Z330 a pleasure to hold. The FWVGA wide view angle screen complements the 5MP front facing and 5MP rear camera to create great results even for the amateur phone photographer. Connectivity comes in the form of Cat4 LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 EDR connectivity.

The Android 5.1-based Liquid Z330 offers features such as Gourmet mode, Favorite Shot and Bright Magic Selfie, while consumers can find the perfect settings for the occasion with the Quick Menu for choosing camera modes. The handsets also feature the Acer Liquid UI, making phone use intuitive, and personalization an easy task. Acer made its entry into the Japanese smartphone market in January this year through a partnership with major bookseller, BOOKOFF Corp. Ltd. To date, Acer smartphones are sold in 60 countries around the world.

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