Acer's 4.8" Android Smartphone Pushes The Limits Into Tablet Territory

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News Posted: Tue, Nov 23 2010 2:38 PM
Acer's in the smartphone business. Did you know that? If you pay close attention to this industry you probably did, but up until now Acer hasn't had a really killer phone to rival the N8, iPhone or the DROID lineup. But this 4.8" smartphone/tablet looks like it could be Acer's way into the hearts of smartphone buyers. The 4.8" screen puts it near the territory of Dell's 5" Streak, but this unit has a 21:9 aspect ratio, making it long, thin and great for watching movies.


It also has one of the highest screen resolutions for a phone to date: 1024x480 pixels. It will ship with a full metal body, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, HDMI output, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and HSDPA 3G support. It will run some version of Android, but there's a Feb. 2011 ship date -- that likely means that the next major revision of Android will be on here. Acer claims that this unit is 100% smartphone and 100%  tablet, but there's no price to help us see if it's 200% of the price of a smartphone. A good looking device, that's for sure.

Acer next generation smartphone

100% Smartphone, 100% Tablet:

New York, November 23rd 2010 - The new Acer smartphone with the soul of a tablet perfectly combines the capabilities of a smartphone with a tablet-like format: a huge 4.8" widescreen with a 21:9 aspect ratio and a super cool chassis.

Its revolutionary design , characterized by a stretched out, thin and slightly curved shape, makes it a fascinating device that will not go unnoticed. Its full metal body, enriched by subtle wavy patterns, conveys a sense of timeless elegance. What's more, it offers a perfect fit in your hand thanks to its smoothly curved back and minimal width (64mm).
The front is entirely dominated by the extraordinary, multi-touch, high resolution 4.8" screen, with 4 keys: Home, Search, Back, and Menu. While on the back there is an 8MP camera, complete with LED Flash.

This truly innovative device is perfect for fashion addicts or tech savvy people looking for the latest and cutting edge technology available ensuring superior browsing and excellent multimedia entertainment.

This latest Android smartphone is extremely powerful, guaranteeing long-lasting fun. It will also be able to wirelessly control all the multimedia content of your home environment, thanks to the integrated clear.fi media sharing system.

IDEAL FOR BROWSING
• No limit in assessing any web sites with the same user experience as using a traditional PC, so web sites don't need to be resized and adjusted, thanks to its exceptional resolution of 1024x480 and a very large 4.8" screen (12.2cm diagonal), there is no need to zoom in on web pages, or to scroll left & right. The only thing you need to do is scroll up & down, just like on your PC.
• Fast and fully featured, the Android browser offers: multi-touch, Java script optimization, Adobe Flash Player 10.1 support, and multiple page opening.
• Ultra-fast high-speed connectivity via HSDPA @ 14.4 and WiFi N for data connection.
• Bluetooth 3.0

GREAT FOR MOVIES
On the 21:9 screen you can watch a movie in its original format, for an engrossing cinema-like experience. What's more the LED backlit display uses the same technology as TV showing super bright and vivid images; to top it off, Dolby Mobile technology delivers vibrant, immersive sound. Not enough for you yet? Thanks to DLNA technology or the HDMI cable, you can connect it to your TV to view your content on an even bigger screen!

POWERFUL
Inside the product beats the powerful 1GHz Snapdragon processor, which, in addition to the large screen, turns this smartphone into a perfect game console. Together with 6-axis motion sensing (Gyroscope + accelerometer), this smartphone will exceed any gaming expectation.
Equipped with an 8MP camera and LED flash, and a 2MP front camera for high quality IP video calling.
With a screen resolution of 1024x480, more content can be displayed on screen, in all regular apps, such as, Contacts, Google Maps, Email, Instant Messaging conversations, etc.

100% Smartphone, 100% Tablet: a revolutionary experience for people who want it all!
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Saw this thing yesterday and it is the sex. I'm just sad with the hardware specs. Who releases a phone in the middle of next year with only a 1Ghz Snapdragon cpu? The dual core 1.2Ghz Snapdragons will be coming out in a couple of months. Thats why you don't release the hardware specs 5 months before release.

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