Acer’s Stream Android 2.1 smartphone went into a stealth mode of sorts after its official launch at the end of May, but UK retailer Expansys has just announced that the handset should be arriving on August 3rd. They’ll be the exclusive source of the Stream, in fact, priced at £399.99 ($610).
That gets you a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, like the Nexus One, together with a 5-megapixel autofocus camera capable of 720p HD video recording. There’s also an HDMI port to hook up your TV and watch the resulting footage, together with DivX playback, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS.
Triband – 900/1900/2100 – HSDPA/HSUPA together with quadband GSM/EDGE round out the wireless connectivity, and there’s 2GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot to augment it. Keeping things ticking over is Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon processor. Acer hasn’t confirmed when – or if – the Stream will get an Android 2.2 update, which leaves us mildly cautious, but on specs alone the smartphone looks pretty tempting.
[via Android Community]