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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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Pixels
By Jeremy87 on 11/23/2010 2:25:25 PM , Rating: 2
1024x480 at 21:9, not square pixels?




RE: Pixels
By Kibbles on 11/23/2010 2:35:42 PM , Rating: 2
The screen is probably 1.9inch wide and 4.4inch tall.


RE: Pixels
By Jeremy87 on 11/23/2010 3:02:23 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, that's what I'm saying - the pixels aren't 1:1 shaped but something like 1.09:1.


RE: Pixels
By DrSpaceman on 11/23/2010 5:46:59 PM , Rating: 2
pixels don't have to be square, nor does the spacing between them have to be uniform...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixel_geometry


RE: Pixels
By Jeremy87 on 11/23/2010 6:53:42 PM , Rating: 2
Yes I know, it just doesn't make much sense on a mobile device. Every application has to be made/modified for it to not look stretched or blurred.


RE: Pixels
By inperfectdarkness on 11/23/2010 5:25:39 PM , Rating: 2
why are people supportive of the increased push to make screens more and more rectangular? will next year's models have 42:5 dimensions?


RE: Pixels
By Alexstarfire on 11/23/2010 5:38:45 PM , Rating: 2
No idea. I mean, 16:9 makes sense but that's about it. What kind of ratio is 21:9? It should either be 16:9 or 4:3. 4:3 for a cell phone isn't that great though.


RE: Pixels
By DanNeely on 11/24/2010 6:32:55 AM , Rating: 2
21:9 is the approximate aspect ratio of anamorphic widescreen at your movie theater.

16:9 (1.77:1) is a weird compromise ratio that was picked because it minimized the average amount of black bar space between 4:3, 1.66:1 (EU standard widescreen), 1.85:1 (standard US widescreen), and 2.35/2.39:1 (anamorphic widescreen) videos.


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