Acer Unveils 4.8-Inch Android Handset for April 2011 Launch [Update]
Acer today debuted an Android-powered smartphone with gigantic 4.8-inch screen and unique 1024 x 480 resolution. At a global event in New York City, the Taiwanese manufacturer showed off a number of cutting-edge products, including the unnamed handset, which is said to launch in April of next year. Billed as a convergence product (“100% smartphone, 100% tablet”), the device is said to feature dual cameras — eight-megapixel, 720p rear with LED flash and 1.3-megapixel front — as well as six-axis motion sensing (gyroscope plus accelerometer, probably) and LED edge lighting. Although the prototype looks to be running Android 2.2 Froyo, we’d expect the final version to be Gingerbread-powered, if for no other reason than its higher supported resolutions. It looks like the Dell Streak line just got some serious competition.
Update: We’ve just gleaned some new details from the press release (plus a better image) that make us think this Snapdragon-powered handset is the same mystery device we saw last month. Acer says we’re looking at a screen whose aspect ratio is the same 21:9 we suspected in our post; also on board are DLNA support, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, and 14.4Mbps HSDPA cellular data. (via: BGR)