Like her or hate her, it’s Toni Gonzaga’s time.
The singer, TV host, and actress has been lucky with her recent hit movie, Starting Over Again, and has been very visible with numerous endorsements—the latest of which is Acer’s new line of smartphones.
“I grew up with the brand,” said Toni during a press conference at Marco Polo Ortigas. “Our first laptop was an Acer, which I was able to operate right away without a manual. It’s so convenient.”
L-R: Agnes Neria Espino (ACER Product Marketing Director), Andrew Chuang (General Manager, Tablet Business Unit Group), Jason Chen (Global President and CEO), Toni Gonzaga (Brand Ambassador), Manuel Wong (General Manager), S.T. Liew (President – Smartphone Business Group) and Dio Vasquez ( Senior Manager/Product Management Head)
Acer recently launched its latest Liquid line of smartphones including the Acer Liquid Jade, Liquid X1, Liquid E700, Liquid Z500, and the Liquid Z200.
The company also unveiled its new Iconia Series tablets including the Acer Iconia Tab 8 (A1-713) and Acer Iconia One 7 (B1-730HD).
Andrew Chuang with the new Iconia tablet
The new gadgets were introduced in a media event at Metrotent in Pasig City.
The event, which was attended by members of the media and Acer’s trade partners, also saw Toni literally being unveiled as the brand’s new endorser.
Acer officials said they chose the TV host-actress because like the Liquid Jade, Toni is bold, innovative and beautiful.
“It has always been Acer’s mission and vision to provide our customers the best that technology can offer.” says Acer Philippine general manager Manuel Wong. “So we bought the kind of technology in our smartphones that people actually need, and this is because we have remained sensitive and listened to what our customers say and feel.”
ACER General Manager Manuel Wong
Toni described the Acer Liquid Jade, which she uses, as a phone that “keeps up with my busy lifestyle.”
The 7.5mm ultra-thin Acer Liquid Jade smartphone features a 5-inch IPS HD screen, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor for stellar performance, 21Mbps HSPA+ connectivity for seamless connection to any network, Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, plus 13-megapixel rear and 2-MP front cameras to capture those precious moments with friends, colleagues and loved ones.
The actress had rave reviews for her new phone.
“The Acer Liquid Jade is perfect for me because its features match and serve my lifestyle. It gives me everything I need for work, and even helps me bond with my friends and family by keeping me in touch with them wherever and whenever I need to. It’s become part of my life.”
Acer chief executive and president Jason Chen, who was in Manila for the launch of the brand’s new smartphones and tablets, said they have identified the Philippines as one of three countries where Acer will promote its smartphone line. The other two are Belgium and Thailand.
“We will go beyond a traditional PC maker by diversifying into mobility devices, including smartphones, tablets and wearable digital devices in order to serve changing consumers’ lifestyles,” said Chen.
ACER Global President and CEO Jason Chen