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Acer unveils Android smartphone and teases with a tablet

May 28, 2010, 13:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)

"Acer announced an Android 2.1 smartphone called the Stream, offering a 1GHz Snapdragon, a 3.7-inch AMOLED WVGA display, and a five-megapixel camera. At the device's Chinese launch, the company also showed off a LumiRead e-reader with a 6-inch grayscale display, WiFi, 3G, and an ISBN scanner, and provided a brief glimpse of a seven-inch Android tablet.

"Acer did not reveal detailed specs on the HSDPA 3G ready Acer Stream (right), but the information it did provide might just as well have described a half dozen or so other high-end Android smartphones that have been announced this year. Only a few months ago, we were excited by features like the Stream's 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 720p video recording, five-megapixel camera, 802.11n WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, and an HDMI port. And we were still going gaga over 3.7-inch WVGA displays with AMOLED (Active Matrix Light Emitting Diode).

"But today, it's like, "What, no 4G?"

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