iPhone 4 Rival Alert : Acer Iconia Smart Giant Phone For £210

The Acer Iconia Smart was certainly one of the weirder handsets to come out at last year's Mobile World Congress, and now Expansys is selling it for just £210.

As the name implies, it seeks to be a smaller version of a tablet (the Iconia range) rather than a supersized smartphone (which it really is).

What sets it apart from the rest of the competition is the combination of its large display (4.8-inch) and its cinematic aspect ratio (21:9) which yields 1024x480 pixels.

The only other phone that sported such an exotic screen ratio was the LG Chocolate BL40, which was launched back in August 2009.

The Iconia Smart has a full metal body with what Acer calls "subtle wavy patterns" and is dominated by the super sized screen.

There are four keys on the front and an eight megapixel camera with LED flash at the back, all powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

The rest of the specs sheet otherwise is indicative of a midrange smartphone - like the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc.

There's a single core Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset clocked at 1GHz, 512MB RAM, 8GB onboard storage with a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a 1500mAh battery and a front facing two megapixel camera.