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It's been a long time since the pretty stunning looking Acer Cloudmobile was unveiled -- Mobile World Congress in February -- but now, finally, the device is on sale in the UK. Online retailer, Expansys, now has the Cloudmobile in stock for £289.99, a slight increase on their pre-order price after the original expected September 5 date was missed.

Priced firmly in the mid-range category, the Cloudmobile is an attractive offering in this sector of the market. Packing a 4.3 inch 1280x720 HD IPS display, a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 8260A Processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of on-board storage. The battery isn't the largest at 1460 mAh, but it is removable, and there is a microSD card slot on board. 

While the whole unveiling, disappearing, re-appearing release saga may put some off, the Cloudmobile still offers excellent value for money at this price point. While launching on Ice Cream Sandwich, it's pretty stock looking Ice Cream Sandwich, right down to the on-screen buttons. Flicking through the user manual for the Cloudmobile, it looks as if there are a few Acer customizations, such as in the lockscreen, but generally it's a pretty stock experience. And, it looks absolutely stunning, let's not forget that. 

Source: Expansys, More: Acer Cloudmobile User Manual

 
There are 7 comments

Touchpaddle says:

That design look awfully familiar to something... I can't quite remember what it was.
(a PDA from early 2001?)

patfactorx says:

That is a pretty amazing price. Glad to see them bring new price points to market.

ngrj93 says:

i don't see what's so stunning about the design. i think it is overly rounded.

Channan says:

It's ugly.

DWR_31 says:

That doesn't look like close to stock to me!

Ultraman1966 says:

It is a very good price for the specs but it just looks so... boring. Acer have never been known for style and this changes nothing.

What I am more curious about is how it will perform as a phone. Specs are good, but I have no experience with Acer's call quality, speaker loudness (do you hear it ringing?) or update policy (is it getting an update to jelly bean, or shouldn't we count on that?)

If anyone can tell me more about that? I am quite interested in this phone.