Acer debuts Android-based smartphone with 4.8-inch display

Acer debuts Android-based smartphone with 4.8-inch display

Summary: Acer has also introduced an Android-based smartphone with a 4.8-inch display, which the maker dubs as "100% smartphone, 100% tablet."

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Acer has also introduced an Android-based smartphone with a 4.8-inch display, which the maker dubs as "100% smartphone, 100% tablet." While this one is going to fall more in the smartphone category, that LED-backlit screen is nothing to joke about. There are a lot of smartphones (i.e. HTC Droid Incredible, iPhone 4, etc.) advertised as being good for streaming movies when on-the-go. But with a 21:9 aspect ratio and 1,024 x 480 resolution, this one is surely to be the best option if that's what you're interested in.

Powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, this unnamed Acer sports a number of other impressive features, including:

  • Multi-touch display
  • HSDPA
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • DLNA support
  • Dolby Mobile sound technology
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1 support
  • 6-axis motion-sensing Gyroscope and accelerometer
  • 8-megapixel rear camera and LED flash
  • 2-megapixel front camera for high-quality IP video calling
  • Google Apps suite (i.e Contacts, Google Maps, Email, Gchat, etc.)
  • HDMI

However, the version of Android OS hasn't been specified (presumably Froyo?) nor has the price. But it will be available in April 2011, so stay tuned.

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  • RE: Acer debuts Android-based smartphone with 4.8-inch display

    [i]"However, the version of Android OS hasn?t been specified (presumably Froyo?)"[/i]

    Froyo will be two versions old by then. It will either have 2.3 or 3.0 when it comes out (probably 3.0 since they are touting it as a tablet.)

    Looks pretty awesome.
    babyboomer57
  • RE: Acer debuts Android-based smartphone with 4.8-inch display

    Not 4.9? Forget it!
    james347
  • Gorgeous...

    I tend to think that 7 inch is in fact the best form factor for a tablet, but this is plain beautiful. The screen stretching nearly to the edge makes the device large, but not obscenely so... this could be a winner....

    The only gripe I have with android is the market. So many dud apps...
    grillomalta@...
  • RE: Acer debuts Android-based smartphone with 4.8-inch display

    Good looking phone. I'm looking for future replacement to my Moto Droid since the specs on it are getting old (and feeling old). Does Acer have any track history making phones? I believe this is the first one I've seen.
    tech_monster