We saw a leak of this back in September when it ghosted onto the Orange pre-sale pages. A couple of months later and the Acer Liquid Express has an official UK launch, as well as a unique selling point.Unique for Acer anyway. It happens to be the company’s first NFC-equipped device. A bit late to the party you might say, but as the NFC party has yet to get in full swing in the UK, Acer is still within a reasonable timeframe and very excited about its arrival: '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,' said Allen Burnes, VP of Acer’s THBG division.The phone hits the UK in conjunction with Orange and T-Mobile and as well as offering that contactless payment option, comes with a 3.5-inch HVGA screen, a Qualcomm 7227 800MHz processor, a five-megapixel camera with LED flash and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), along with Wi-Fi, HSDPA and Bluetooth connectivity. Pretty average, I think it's fair to say, but as you might expect, not the most expensive phone on the market.Available in Titanium, the handset is available for free with both a £15.32 per month T-Mobile 24-month contract and a £20.50 per month Orange two-year deal. If you fancy NFC, but don't fancy the phone, there are many others already on the market offering it, with Acer itself confirming 'general implementation of NFC technology' for its own future handsets.