With the Mobile World Congress now in full swing, we're seeing tons of mobile device announcements, including Acer's new ICONIA SMART (we'll ditch the all-caps from here on out regardless of how Acer's marketing the device). The idea is to offer the capabilities of a tablet in a smartphone format, which Acer tries to accomplish first and foremost with a generous 4.8-inch widescreen with a 21:9 aspect ratio "and a super cool chassis."
"On the 21:9 screen you can watch a movie in its original format, for an engrossing cinema-like experience," Acer explains. "What’s more the LED edge-lit display uses the same technology as TV showing super bright and vivid images; to top it off, Dolby Mobile technology delivers vibrant, immersive sound."
Acer says you can also beam content to your TV via DLNA or HDMI. Powering all this is a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and 512MB of RAM. Other features include 8GB of onboard storage, 3.5mm audio jack, a 1024x480 screen resolution, 6-axis motion sensing (Gyroscope + accelerometer), 8MB rear-facing camera with LED flash, 2MP front facing camera, and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).
The Iconia Smart will ship on May 1st in the U.K. with pricing to be announced.
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