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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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RE: Size
By DanNeely on 11/23/2010 2:08:45 PM , Rating: 2
3.5" class smartphones are still well supported; most prominently by the iPhone. There have been a few low end android devices with sub 3" screens but they reviewed poorly because the UI doesn't scale well to a screen that small.


RE: Size
By omnicronx on 11/23/2010 6:44:17 PM , Rating: 2
The iPhone is closer to the 4+" 16:9 devices than smaller devices.. Diagonal screen size alone is not a good indication of the total area that the screen covers.


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