Thanks all for your suggestions.
I've taken a good long hard look at the Liquid Metal, and despite some really good reviews, I don't think it's the one for me.
The overall look, size of the bezel and the UI, just put me off. I'm afraid that the things I like about the U8800 are the things that I can't seem to get.
I like the slightly curved design, with the all glass front and capacitive buttons. I like the fact that it looks a little chunky and seems less plastic fantastic and more of a solid unit. Neigh the form factor really is the one for me, and it seems to look in my eyes at least, a whole lot better than the acer.
I love the solid chunky feel of phones as well. Hell even the HTC Wildfire FEELS nice, it just feels heavy, like a solid lump rather than a collection of components.
About the nearest thing looks wise to this, is the HTC sensation.
Sorry guys, I know you tried, but I think I'm going to have to keep looking. Just such a shame the community isn't thriving as much on here!
Edited by thelongmile, 18 August 2011 - 08:50 PM.