MWC 2011: Acer Iconia Smart 21:9 handset hands-on preview video

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Now here’s an interesting smartphone from the folks over at Acer. The above video features the Acer Iconia Smart, a media-orientated smartphone that pushes its cinematic credentials to the fore by boasting an unusual 21:9 screen ratio and Dolby Surround Sound tech. It basically means your getting the same superwide cinema experience on this handset as you would down your local Odeon, with no annoying black bars sitting at the top and bottom of the picture.

Elsewhere the specs hold up well to rival handset on show at MWC 2011 too. The edge-lit LED 1024 x 480 touchscreen measures up at an impressive 4.8 inches, with Acer’s latest re-skinning of Android 2.3 as the UI. Processing speed is clocked at 1 GHz, while an 8MP camera sits on the rear and 2MP on for video calling lies on the front. It’s a fairly slim phone too, measuring up at just 64.5mm thick.

Hit the video above to give it a look.

Gerald Lynch