x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.
  • Home
  • News
  • Acer Iconia Smart arrives at FCC with AT&T bands

Acer Iconia Smart arrives at FCC with AT&T bands

Posted: , by Victor H.

Tags:

Acer Iconia Smart arrives at FCC with AT&T bands

Acer Iconia Smart arrives at FCC with AT&T bands
The Acer ICONIA SMART is the tallest smartphone we've seen – its elongated 4.8-inch touchscreen is sure to turn eyes, but before it hits shelves, it had to bypass rigorous testing at the Federal Communications Committee. In North America, it's expected to appear stateside and in Canada, but it only has a couple of days to fulfil Acer's promise that we'll see the handset in April.


In the States, it will most probably end up with the AT&T logo as the 850/1900/2100MHz bands are an exact match for AT&T. You can expect the latest of Android as the phone features Gingerbread powered by a Qualcomm MSM8255 processor clocked at 1GHz working in concert with 512MB of RAM.


In the photographic department, it sports an 8 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash on the back and a 2MP snapper up front, while connectivity is well covered with micro HDMI, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 and GPS. Excited? Don't miss our first impressions of the Acer ICONIA SMART as we saw it back at the Mobile World Congress.


source: FCC via Engadget



10 Comments
  • Options
    Close




posted on 28 Apr 2011, 08:53 1

1. Firelock (Posts: 6; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Only a 1Ghz and 512 ram. What are they thinking. Not to impressed with that. The design looks good but way behind in the specs department. A good start for Acer, but I'll wait for my 3d EVO or Sensation.

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 09:06 2

2. ecml (Posts: 129; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)


1ghz phones are still current, so they aren't really behind at all

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 10:02 1

3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4172; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yes but the phone is not future proof. I think that is what Firelock is saying. Low end phones soon will start having 1 GHz & 512 RAM. Today's high end phone is tomorrows low end phone. This is the nature of the tech business. At the rate the mobile industry is moving, it looks like this phone is not future proof at all.

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 21:51

7. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


did u ever think it might not be made to be a high end phone? with a hundred dollar price it is perfect...

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 10:23 1

4. brad (unregistered)


I agree the spec are behind. With this phone being a little larger than normal 4.0-4.3 screen sizes would have liked to see a dual-core or a little higher clocked processor. Was kinda looking forward to this phone because its a little bigger than normal and I'm not really a fan of netbooks/tablets so this could possibly fill that void.

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 15:25 1

5. snowgator (Posts: 3233; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Can a phone be too big at some point? How comfortable would this be in someones pocket or on a belt clip?

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 21:52

8. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


haha just go ask the streak.

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 18:13

6. rayjones09 (Posts: 149; Member since: 16 Dec 2010)


Hmmm...interesting phone. And this phone is good enough not dual-core. I think you spec-hunters gotta realize, these manufacturers aren't looking to sell the phone to techies, they want to sell it to the public. Do you think the public cares about Dual-core? Or know what it is? Likely not. Besides, 1 Ghz is more than sufficient. Just look at the Evo.

posted on 29 Apr 2011, 01:09

9. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


The Iconia device is changing the way people use Smart-phones to view videos or movies. That 4.8" screen is a lot of real estate when compared to 3.7", 4.0" or even 4.3" screens, respectively.

Recall your geometry class, if you assume a 4:3 aspect ratio (i.e. a right triangle with the screen size being the hypotenuse) and use the formula of 1/2*b*h for the area of the triangle with the screen size being twice the area of said triangle:

then a 3.7" screen has an area of about 6.57 inches
then a 4.0" screen has an area of about 7.68 inches
then a 4.3" screen has an area of about 8.88 inches
then a 4.8" screen has an area of about 11.06 inches

The 4.8" screen is about 24.5% bigger than a 4.3" screen as a comparison. Please note Aconia doesn't have a 4:3 aspect ratio, but a 21:9 aspect ratio.

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 03:20

10. deepaksinha5127 (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Nov 2008)


ACER ICONIA SMART 4.8 INCH SCREEN ANDROID VERSION 2.3 GINGERBIRD OPERATING SYSTEM WHEN AND WHERE WILL IT BE AVAILABLE IN LUCINOW UTTAR PRADESH AND WHAT WILL BE THE PRICE IN INDIAN RUPEES R. OF ACER ICONIA SMART MOBILE PHONE 4.8 INCH DISPLAY

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories