Acer’s Stream Android smartphone is set to hit online retailers eXpansys exclusively, it’s been revealed today.
Weighing in at just under £400, it’s looking pretty special, considering Acer’s relative inexperience in the smartphone market. It’s running Android 2.1, and boasts a 3.7inch AMOLED WVGA screen capable of displaying 1.67 million colours with a contrast ratio of 2000:1.
Powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, it also packs in 512MB of RAM, 2GB or memory (as well as a bundled in 8GB microSD card) as well as HSDPA 7.2, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity options. Rounding off the impressive package are 720p HD video shooting skills, as well as a 5 megapixel still sensor, which can be output over mini-HDMI
eXpansys’ Adam Moss said: “Acer has sneaked up on the competition with this device. They have not particularly been on the radar for phone technology and now have produced a fantastic piece of kit. At the affordable price of £399 it is really great that we have secured the handset for our customers first.”
Moss’ admission that it’s hitting eXpansys customers “first” makes it a fairly safe bet to expect to see this hitting mobile networks on contract deals pretty soon. Still, if you love being an early bird, this looks like one mobile worm worth pecking at.
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