Acer has pulled the wrappers off its new ‘next generation smartphone’ which its says is ‘100% smartphone, 100% tablet’. Marketing flimflam aside, this new phone really does look the part, with a 21:9, 4.8inch screen and a string of killer specs that’ll help put it at the top of the pile.
Under the hood there’s N standard Wi-Fi, 3G, Flash support, HSDPA up to 14.4Mbps, a must-have 1GHz Snapdragon processor and Bluetooth 3.0. Flip it round and you’ll find an 8 megapixel snapper with LED flash.
Acer says this cell is made for movies, and it’s hard to argue with the screen res revved up to 1024×480 and loaded up with LED backlighting. There’s HDMI support and DLNA too, so sharing flicks couldn’t be easier.
Whether this can top Acer’s recent limited smartphone efforts remains to be seen. At 170g, it’s not the lightest phone in the world and at 13.3mm, not the thinnest either. Specs wise though, it really does sound like a winner.
Sadly, pricing is MIA, with no news on which version of Android it’ll come preloaded with. Expect to see it on shelves from April 2011.
Posted by Joe Minihane