Acer Android phone

Acer has announced that they will be bringing their own spin on an Android phone, in a very big way come April 2011.  The yet unnamed 4.8-inch (yes, 4.8 inch) Android phone will feature a 1024x480 touchscreen, a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 8MP rear camera and 2 MP front facing camera, HSDPA, DLNA, and more.

Sounds quite impressive.  And quite big.  Only thing is that Acer has been unable to break into the U.S. market on any platform. Will that finally change? Read the press release after the break. [Acer via BGR]

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 1024×480 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 1024×480, 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!
 

Reader comments

Acer to bring a 4.8-inch Android phone in Q2 2011

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Why, really ask yourself Why. Please explain why they Need this. With the Evo and Epic, they don't NEED this, But it would a nice phone to have alongside the Evo and Epic.I hope that's what you ment to say or you said the wrong carrier. I'm glad I could help you out there.

I would take this over some htc thing. I like the metal and the size. Don't like the buttons all the way at the bottom though. Agree with smoke.
..get a new processor so the battery last more than 2 hours

Qualcomm processor? No thanks. Horrible processors. Bad battery life, no graphics power, slow image processing, etc. sucks compared to every other processor in the market. other than the processor, good stuff. But I won't buy it unless they decide to use a better processor.

Without dual core processoring, this phone is pointless. Its like putting a Kia engine in a Porsche.

i highly doubt they're gonna keep 1ghz snapdragon. If anything it'll be like the Nexus S and they'll realize that they need to have the dual-core inside the phone for it to compete with whatever is out on the market at that time. This phone is said top be released 6months from now, things can and most likely will change

why the hell do we NEED dual core processors? we need better battery technology is what we need. 1ghz phones are pretty fast as it is.

To me Verizon or t-mobile will be grabbing this devices.

I like acer liquid although, I never purchase it.

Oddly, as with all this is speculation. I'm going to take a reach out, this might be picked up by AT&T, reason, iPhone might be at VZW, unlike other carriers they have nothing large phonewise. OK the Streak but thats more like a private sale item.

Please people. This phone WILL NOT go to Verizon nor Sprint. It's an HSPDA+ Phone. That means T-Mo or AT&T since they have a HSPDA+ networks. Sprint is pushing WIMAX while Verizon is pushing LTE.

I'm thinking this will be another T-Mo phone. Would be nice if it went to AT&T tho.

They would finally have their first phone to take advantage of the HSDPA+ network they have had for years now.....

It won't happen unless they nolonger have iPhone exclusivity tho. We all know that.................

I'm not too keen on the actual size of this beast. Anything over 4" is just too big imho, and it seems more and more phones are coming out breaking that 4" barrier.