Acer announced a new smartphone that is described as blending the capabilities of a tablet with a smartphone format. The new ICONIA SMART features a large, 4.8-inch widescreen display with a 21:9 aspect ratio and multi-touch capabilities. The smartphone also features a full metal body that measures 141.7 x 64.5 x 13.6 mm.
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) powers the ICONIA SMART. Acer has also integrated the clear.fi media sharing system to give you the ability to wirelessly control all of the multimedia content in your home. Other key specs include a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 6-axis motion sensing (Gyroscope + accelerometer), 8MP rear-facing camera and LED flash, and a 2MP front camera. The Acer ICONIA SMART is expected to be available in the UK on May 1st; there's no word on when or if other markets will get this smartphone.
Acer ICONIA SMART the next generation smartphone
100% Smartphone. 100% Tablet
Barcelona, February 14th 2011 - Acer ICONIA SMART perfectly combines the capabilities of a tablet in a smartphone 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 (64.5mm).
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. It’s equipped with the latest release of the Google operating system, Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
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 Wi-Fi N for data connection.
- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
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 edge-lit 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!
Inside Acer ICONIA SMART 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. ICONIA SMART a revolutionary experience for people who want it all!
The Acer ICONIA SMART will be available in the UK from 1st May 2011, pricing TBA.