Acer 4.8-inch Android smartphone boasts 1024 x 480 display

Nov 23, 2010
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Acer's smartphone may be the smallest Android device the company has announced today, but it also has a pretty huge display for a cellphone. The unnamed handset has a 4.8-inch 1024 x 480 touchscreen, which Acer reckons makes it "100-percent smartphone, 100-percent tablet"; poor math aside, there's a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, and a 2-megapixel camera up front for video calls.

Acer has also slotted in Flash Player 10.1 support, so we're guessing Froyo is on board, together with HSDPA 14.4Mbps support, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0. There's also an HDMI port, DLNA streaming and 6-axis motion sensing (pairing a gyroscope and accelerometer).

Full specs aren't known - size, for instance, is unclear beyond the phone being 64mm wide - but it certainly looks promising from this vague information. Shipping is expected to kick off in April 2011.

[via Android Community]

Press Release:

Acer next generation smartphone

100% Smartphone, 100% Tablet:

New York, November 23rd 2010 - The new Acer smartphone with the soul of a tablet perfectly combines the capabilities of a smartphone with a tablet-like format: a huge 4.8” widescreen with a 21:9 aspect ratio and a super cool chassis.

Its revolutionary design , characterized by a stretched out, thin and slightly curved shape, makes it a fascinating device that will not go unnoticed. Its full metal body, enriched by subtle wavy patterns, conveys a sense of timeless elegance. What’s more, it offers a perfect fit in your hand thanks to its smoothly curved back and minimal width (64mm).
The front is entirely dominated by the extraordinary, multi-touch, high resolution 4.8" screen, with 4 keys: Home, Search, Back, and Menu. While on the back there is an 8MP camera, complete with LED Flash.

This truly innovative device is perfect for fashion addicts or tech savvy people looking for the latest and cutting edge technology available ensuring superior browsing and excellent multimedia entertainment.

This latest Android smartphone is extremely powerful, guaranteeing long-lasting fun. It will also be able to wirelessly control all the multimedia content of your home environment, thanks to the integrated clear.fi media sharing system.

IDEAL FOR BROWSING
• No limit in assessing any web sites with the same user experience as using a traditional PC, so web sites don’t need to be resized and adjusted, thanks to its exceptional resolution of 1024x480 and a very large 4.8" screen (12.2cm diagonal), there is no need to zoom in on web pages, or to scroll left & right. The only thing you need to do is scroll up & down, just like on your PC.
• Fast and fully featured, the Android browser offers: multi-touch, Java script optimization, Adobe Flash Player 10.1 support, and multiple page opening.
• Ultra-fast high-speed connectivity via HSDPA @ 14.4 and WiFi N for data connection.
• Bluetooth 3.0

GREAT FOR MOVIES
On the 21:9 screen you 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. Not enough for you yet? Thanks to DLNA technology or the HDMI cable, you can connect it to your TV to view your content on an even bigger screen!

POWERFUL
Inside the product beats the powerful 1GHz Snapdragon processor, which, in addition to the large screen, turns this smartphone into a perfect game console. Together with 6-axis motion sensing (Gyroscope + accelerometer), this smartphone will exceed any gaming expectation.
Equipped with an 8MP camera and LED flash, and a 2MP front camera for high quality IP video calling.
With a screen resolution of 1024x480, more content can be displayed on screen, in all regular apps, such as, Contacts, Google Maps, Email, Instant Messaging conversations, etc.

100% Smartphone, 100% Tablet: a revolutionary experience for people who want it all!


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