Acer ICONIA SMART Big Screen Smartphone Unveiled at MWC 2011
While rumour has it that Apple may be gone smaller with their iOS gear, Acer is moving in the opposite direction and has pushed out a bigger screen smartphone called the Acer ICONIA SMART, an android handset with a whopping 4.8 inch display.
According to an article over on Phone Dog, and by way of Phandroid, Acer announced the ICONIA SMART handset today at Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona, which sports a 4.8 inch 1024 x 480 screen with 21:9 aspect ratio.
Spec wise other than that large display the Acer ICONIA SMART offers an 8 megapixel camera with LED flash and 720p video, a 2 megapixel front facing camera, Qualcomm MSM 8255-1 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM, Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and 8GB internal storage.
Apparently Acer has stated that be delivering the larger display on the handset they are hoping to deliver “the capabilities of a tablet in a smartphone format.”
Word is the Acer ICONIA SMART should release in April or May in Europe followed by the United States in either June or July.
Just how large can a smartphone display go before it is classed as a tablet I’m not too sure, but do our readers think smartphone displays should get bigger and bigger or is there really a limit?