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Acer's stunner to be launched in April '11

Acer isn't exactly a name that quickly comes to mind when think of smartphones, but the company is looking to change that rather quickly with a new Android-based device.

The unnamed smartphone sports a huge 4.8" display with a generous 1024x480 resolution (21:9 aspect ratio). If the large screen isn't enough to impress, the smartphone also features a full metal body with subtle engraved patterns.

When it comes to hardware specs, all the usual suspects are here including a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 8MP rear camera (with LED flash), 2MP front-facing camera, HDMI-out, and an accelerometer/gyroscope.

Connectivity duties are handled bier HSDPA, 802.11n, and the emerging Bluetooth 3.0 standard.

Acer calls its latest device "100% Smartphone, 100% Tablet", and you'll be able to find out more details closer to its April 2011 launch according to Engadget.



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Competition
By chmilz on 11/23/2010 1:34:38 PM , Rating: 4
Looks good, glad to see their first entry isn't a cheap "me too" product. All metal, good specs... stuff like this and the GalaxyS really set the bar high and force everyone to step up their game or fail.




RE: Competition
By joedon3 on 11/23/2010 1:50:30 PM , Rating: 4
With Tegra 2 devices around the corner, this will be mainstream device, not high-end before its even released.


RE: Competition
By KingstonU on 11/23/2010 1:52:19 PM , Rating: 3
Their first phone was the Acer Liquid E released earlier this year I believe, but this is still very nice to see.

Once the 5" Dell Streak came out people actually started rethinking what was "too much" for a phone and people have been surprised how usable it is. Also considering that the ability to make calls is the part that I use the least on my smart phone.


RE: Competition
By DanNeely on 11/23/2010 2:16:59 PM , Rating: 2
Smartphones had been steadily creeping up in size from 3.5 to 3.7 to 4 to 4.3 to 4.7" over the years prior to the dell streak. It's just another incremental increase, nothing spectacular.


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