Acer Stream Android Phone Official, Takes HD Video
Acer has only recently stepped out of its computer manufacturing comfort zone into the hotly contested smartphone arena. While the company hasn't made big impressions yet, the new Android phone the company unveiled might change that.
The Acer Stream runs on the Android operating system. It was announced with the Android 2.1 Éclair version, but it's possible the phone might get updated to the 2.2 Froyo version by launch. Acer has designed a unique interface for the operating system that the company describes as a "stunningly fluid 3-D interface" in the announcement.
While the consumer reaction to the interface remains to be seen, the hardware specs are already certifiably attractive. The Acer Stream will incorporate the new 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM, 2GB of internal storage with an included 8GB microSD card, a 3.7-inch touchscreen, GPS , Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and a 5 megapixel camera that can shoot high definition video at 720p resolution. It will even have an HDMI port to hook up to HD TVs.
Acer has not announced a carrier, price or release date for the Stream yet.