Acer have just announced their latest high-end Android multimedia smartphone. This is certainly one to watch and is clearly aimed towards the Samsung Galaxy S and Nexus One market. Indeed, the Stream will offer an AMOLED 3.7” WVGA display with 3G+ HSDPA 7.2 Mbps download connectivity. Naturally, the device offers Bluetooth but we are also pleasantly surprised to see WiFi n included too.
In terms of the core processing unit, the Acer Stream packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz processor, with its 512 MB RAM. By their own admission, this is Acer’s fastest handset to date. The 5MP camera can also record at 720p HD video and this is facilitated by the GPS for geotagging your pictures. Wrapping things up nicely, and one of the better features as far as we are concerned, the Acer Stream will also offer an HDMI port for viewing your videos on your home TV. This is something the Samsung Galaxy S misses. The device comes with 2GB of internal memory along with a free 8GB memory card. It will support up to 32GB should you feel the need.
Acer are advertising a customized user interface which we will be looking to try out first hand sometime soon. The device will become available from the 9th August SIM-Free and unlocked exclusively via eXpansys for £399 ($620),. This is a very competitive price and reflects the fact that the Stream is comparable to devices already on the market. Full press release after the jump.
London, 26th July 2010: Acer Stream is a high-end multimedia smartphone, optimized for watching movies, listening to music and enjoying web browsing – perfect for most demanding users who want the best in entertainment.
Elegant and minimalist in design, Acer Stream is made from highly resistant materials and offers truly outstanding technical features, all in just 11.2 mm, ensuring users a unique, unrepeatable experience, due to the following:
Superb display quality: the touch screen with AMOLED technology boasts 1.67 million exceptionally bright colors, through a generous 3.7” WVGA display. Furthermore, its incredible contrast (superior 2000:1) makes for clear images and perfect legibility in any environment and light condition. Moreover, this type of display consumes less energy to help increase battery life.
Ultrafast connectivity 3G+ for streaming: HSDPA 7.2 Mbps in download, Bluetooth and WiFi n, enabling faster transmission of multimedia contents than ever!
Power and performance: the Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz processor, with its 512 MB RAM, makes Acer Stream one of the fastest and most reactive phones on the market. The operating system behind Stream is Android version 2.1, better known as Éclair.
Unique and high-quality multimedia features, enabling the recording of HD videos up to 720p. Listening to your favorite music or the radio with RDS has never been so pleasant; enjoy the Dolby Mobile quality, with powerful bass and crystal-clear clarity for an unparalleled purity of sound. UPnP technology enables sharing contents with other devices. Furthermore, a 5MP photocamera and integrated GPS system allow photos and videos to be geotagged. Last but not least, you can connect the Acer Stream to your home TV with HDMI port and watch a movie on a larger screen.
Extensive memory! 2GB of internal Flash memory are ideal for downloading a lot of applications and 3D games, while an 8GB memory card as free bundle and a micro-SD card slot support up to 32GB enable users to avail of their favorite multimedia contents at all times.
A completely brand new user interface focalized on what is essential to users and able to guarantee a simple and quick access to all the applications. The new Acer user interface will wrap the user up giving pure pleasure in using the phone and enjoying the discovery of all the stunning things he can do with his Acer Stream!
- Read information straight from the lock screen’s widget;
- Quickly start favorite applications in one touch;
- Easily switch applications with the History panel;
- Customize the phone according to specific needs;
- Enjoy smooth animations and fine graphics
Coupled with a three types of predictive keyboards, a smart dialer and a redesigned contacts list, the Acer user interface makes the use of smartphone an efficient and delightful experience.
Social and entertaining: All the most popular applications are pre-installed: Acer Spinlets free streaming service to browse and listen to songs from major music labels and instantly post what you find to your favorite Social Networking sites, nemo Player to enjoy multimedia content to the fullest, Acer urFooz to create your virtual “look-a-like”, add your profile and bookmarks and post it to your social networks, Facebook™ and Twidroid perfectly integrated in the phone address.
Acer Stream, a concentration of fun and entertainment! Open your eyes and start enjoying yourself with the best entertainment smartphone on the market.