Acer Iconia Smart Drops in September

Aug 10, 2011
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It's time for a strange device, ladies and gentlemen, and we've got just the device for you. This is the Acer Iconia Smart, an Android device running version 2.3.x Gingerbread, having a monstrously long display, and rolling out with a single-core 1GHz Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm. This device's 4.8-inch 21:9 aspect ration display is certainly one of its more unique and stand-out features, will the rest of its very possibly out-dated hardware be able to compete with the new wave of devices that's been released since it's original announcement?

Lucky for the world, we've had a personalized look at this device as it stood seemingly ready for distribution back in February of this year. Now we're looking at a release just next month and the specs, while still decent, don't have the same impact they did when dual-core was a word we used for only a couple of devices on the market at the time. Now we've got a giant device with a fantastically large display with only a single core processor on our hands - it's hard to imaging it adding up! Luckily this device does have some features we can enjoy along with the longest thinnest display on the market: a relatively thin profile (so says Davies,) HSDPA, Wi-Fi b/g/n, and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.

Chris Davies goes Hands-On with the Acer Iconia Smart

Will this device strike your fancy if it's released on a carrier for the same price the rest of the top-tier devices are being dropped at? Or will it be the sort of device you wait until it's free on contract to pick up? Or is the fact that this unique device only have a single-core processor turn you off? This device is extremely large when it comes to smartphones - would you rather have this device or a tablet? All of this you'll have to answer for sometime inside September for 499 Euro - aka something like $700 USD, and we're still not quite sure when the device will be out for certain in the USA - perhaps for cheaper on a 2-year contract, if you know what I mean.

[via Android Community]


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