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Acer Finally Announces Launch Date For The 4.8-inch Iconia Smart

It’s been a long time coming but Acer has announced via their Deutschland Facebook page that the Iconia Smart will finally be launching this September in Germany. Although the 4.8-inch “phoneblet” sounds like it would be huge in comparison to current 4.3-inch devices but really, the screen only adds pixels along the top and bottom of the device, providing for a longer screen. Should be perfect for killing those annoying black bars when watching movies. The phone packs a 1024×480 resolution display, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread and will retail for around €499 ($710). Still no word when/if we’ll see this device stateside but we’ll keep you guys posted.

[Via Acer Facebook]

Continue reading on the Acer Iconia Smart forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • http://twitter.com/Pocketdroid PocketDroid

    correction, it will launch in September but only in Germany, there is no intel of other release dates or countries. probably Acer is checking the waters see how it sells, remember they cut-off productions a while back for some devices.

  • chris125

    Doesn’t look half bad acer should bring some of these to the US.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Yeah, I definitely like the Iconia Smart’s form factor. It’s not biting off of the iPhone like most phones these days =p

  • HalfwayCrook

    A measly Snapdragon powering all those pixels? I smell a fail :(. Should’ve gone with Omap or at least tegra

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      That’s what I was thinking. This device would have been cool back in Feb when it was announced but now it’s looking slightly dated. Better have a good price to reflect those older specs…

  • QuantumRand

    Wee! So instead of black bars on the top and bottom, it’ll have bars on the sides. Brilliant!

    • http://profiles.google.com/nbhnohome Hien Nguyen

      not quite

      • QuantumRand

        I was just kidding around. Obviously it’ll let the video span the whole height, instead of only a portion of it. But with the exception of a few epic movies (like 300 for example), there will still be black bars on the edges.

  • sankalp plaha

    no dual core i mean shit man

  • vasras

    A year too late. Nice try Acer.

  • The Legend

    Is it coming to the USA