Yesterday afternoon, during a global press event in New York City, Acer unveiled a new Android smartphone with the soul of a tablet. Powered by a 1 GHz Snapdragon CPU and featuring a huge 4.8" widescreen multitouch display with a unique 1024 x 480 pixel screen resolution/21:9 aspect ratio, the yet unnamed smartphones also comes with a 8 megapixel main camera with LED flash as well as a front facing 2 megapixel camera for IP video telephony . Furthermore, it was said that the smartphone will support HSDPA up to 14.4 Mbps and WiFi n as well as Bluetooth 3.0. The device's "revolutionary design", characterized by a thin, slightly curved full metal body, makes it a fascinating device that will not go unnoticed.
It will also be able to wirelessly control all the multimedia content of a home environment, thanks to the integrated clear.fi media sharing system. On the 21:9 screen users can watch a movie in its original format, for an engrossing cinema-like experience. What's more the LED backlit display uses the same technology as TV showing super bright and vivid images; to top it off, Dolby Mobile technology delivers vibrant, immersive sound. Thanks to DLNA technology or the HDMI cable, the device can be connected to a TV to view content on an even bigger screen!
Acer has yet not given any further details about availability or the expected price.
Cheers ~ Arne