Acer unveils Android smartphone and teases with a tablet
May 28, 2010, 13:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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?"