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Acer announces 4.8-inch screen Android phone

Taiwanese based company Acer has unveiled at a press conference in New York the Acer Smartphone, with the largest screen seen on a handset to date.

The device is only known as the Acer smartphone and blurs the lines between a mobile phone at a tablet computer – with the handset’s LED backlit multi-touch 4.8-inch screen, with a resolution of 1024x480 and a 21:9 aspect ratio.

The mobile arrives with a full metal chassis, 4 home keys, an 8 megapixel camera plus a LED flash, with a slightly curved shape and is only 64mm thick.

Acer has also noted the Smartphone will feature a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 2MP front facing camera, DLNA, Adobe Flash Player 10.1 support, HSDPA, WIFI ‘N’, Bluetooth 3.0, 6-axis motion sensors and contain a miniHDMI port.

The company hasn’t announced which version of Android their new phone will be running, or when the handset will arrive – both of those facts could indicate the Smartphone could be running Android ‘Gingerbread’ 3.0, scheduled for release early next year.

Acer’s new smartphone will sit in between the large screened 4.3-inch HTC Desire HD and also the 5-inch display of the Dell Streak, whilst possibly being the ideal solution for those who don’t want a tablet – as this very well could be the middle ground.

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