Acer has made another attempt to enter the smartphone market with an the new Iconia released at the Mobile World Congress at Barcelona. It boasts of a 4.8 inch high resolution screen capable of supporting 1024X480 pixel screen resolution quite similar to that on many tablets, running on an Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. It is a slim phone with a 8 mega pixel camera with LED flash and also a front 2 mega pixel camera. It is powered by a powerful 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor powerful enough to make it standout among many tablets and smartphones. To complete with the multimedia experience it comes pre-packed with Dolby Surround Sound technology.
Also Acer’s famous UI interface the latest Acer UI 4.0 is part of the phone. It comes with the usual connectivity options like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and HSDPA with HDMI port connectivity for video out for the ultimate in media entertainment. It also supports Adobe 10.1 for an enriching web experience.
This model along with its previous releases is part of the low priced Touch line and the sleek Liquid series from Acer. According to the press release it’s a unique design with a stretched out slim and curved shape. It boasts of a revolutionary web experience without any resizing and adjustment, you only have to scroll up and down just like your PC. It comes with Android, offering multi touch, and optimized Java Script enabled features. It also offers ultra fast connectivity via its HDSPA option at speeds of 14.4 Mbps with Wi-Fi. It supports an aspect ratio of 21:9 which allows for a rich multimedia experience and an unmatched movie viewing experience. The powerful processor with its large screen makes it perfect for gaming. It has an inbuilt 6-axis motion sensing technology with gyroscope plus accelerometer inbuilt. According to the press release with its wide screen with a resolution of 1024×480, more media content can be displayed, also all apps and widgets get a bigger display frame like Contacts, Google Maps, Email, Instant Messaging conversations, etc.
Acer is marketing it with a tag saying 100% smartphone, 100% Tablet, for those who want it all. Acer’s new release comes amid a plethora of smartphones powered by Android that are going to enter the market. Acer has clearly a lot of competition to look forward to and also the existing players and handsets like the Apple iPhone to compete against. At such a large scale, quality and unmatched innovation is what sets apart a winner phone from just another smartphone. Acer clearly has what it takes and if its Smartphones receive the same response as its laptops and PCs, it could prove to be a serious competitor to today’s stalwarts.