Sometimes you just want a phone that's crazy, crazy tall. Enter the Acer Iconia Smart, which sports a 4.8" 1024 x 480 screen at a 21:9 aspect ratio. Toss in an 8mp camera on the back with 720p recording and 1.3mp on the front, a unibody metal casing (but as you can see in the video below, it doesn't quite feel as awesome as other unibody phones), Android 2.3, HDMI-out, DLNA, and Acer's can't-get-no-respect-but-it's-not-bad Breeze UI and you have a phone that's pretty indicative of where Acer is in the Android market right now: an interesting underachiever that deserves a second look but is still waiting for US carrier to invite them to the dance. In other words - pricing and availability not yet known.

More photos and (a shaky) video after the break!


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Acer Iconia Smart Hands-on [MWC]

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That phone just looks awkward to hold. I have a Droid X and the height to width ratio on it is pushing the limit on one handed use so the Acer just seems like to much to me.

No phone is as comfortable in the hand as is the Nexus One. I have had all kinds of phones and the Nexus One is my go to device. I have the MyTouch 4G, great phone, fast as lightening but the Nexus One is still my go to phone.
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That is freakish tall, I gotta figure it would be tough to use. vinny is right, the Nexus One is stunning. I wish the Nexus One design would remain and get some updated innards. The N1 imho is the best looking device ever.