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Acer’s new 4.8 inch Android smartphone looks good, but what is it called?

Acer is bringing some heat with a new Android powered smartphone that will have a 4.8 inch 1024 x 480 screen. Powered by a 1 GHz processor and a sporting an 8mp Camera on the rear, and a 2mp camera up front, the new nameless Acer will compete with the likes of the Dell Streak whether it wants to or not. The 5 inch screened Dell Streak, which is solely labeled a Tablet, is ample sized phone as well. Still pocket able, but more than a chunk of embarrassment holding to your ear when a phone call comes in. The Acer 4.8 screen is going to be marketed as “100% Smartphone, 100% Tablet. I think the 4.8 inch screen Acer might be able to pull off what the Streak cannot with it’s smaller screen which is only just larger than the 4.3 inch screen smartphones by HTC.

100% of the Acer Smartphone/Tablet (Smartablet?) is due out April 2011. Stay tuned and we will keep you posted with a name and a solid release date for this Android Powered Acer device. Press release to follow:


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 media sharing system.


•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


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!


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!

[via BGR]