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The Acer Jade Primo is the world's first phone to support Windows 10's Continuum

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The Acer Jade Primo is the world's first phone to support Windows 10's Continuum
Today at IFA 2015 in Berlin, Germany, Acer announced the Jade Primo, a device that comes with Windows 10 for phones. Dubbed a "pocket PC" by Acer, the handset meets all hardware requirements to run Microsoft's latest OS and all of its features, especially Continuum. 

Actually, it's touted as the first phone in the world that supports Continuum, which is without a doubt one of the more interesting Windows 10 ones. Basically, it allows your Windows 10 smartphone to turn into a (almost) full-blown PC if you connect it to an external screen and controls, such as mouse and keyboard. In order to allow users to make use of this feature, the Jade Primo will come with a docking station, as well as a wireless mouse and keyboard.

On top of it all, it will be able to run universal Windows 10 apps, as well as x86-based apps that have been converted for devices with ARM-based chipsets, like the one that powers the Jade Primo. We are talking about a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 chipset that is powering the whole shebang. 

Other hardware specs of the Jade Primo include a 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display up front and a Snapdragon 808 chipset to power the whole shebang, the Acer Jade Primo is one of the better-spec'd Windows-powered smartphones we've seen of late. A 21MP camera with a dual-LED flash at the back and an 8MP selfie camera were also mentioned as key features of the device. 

The rest of the specs, features, price, and availability of the Jade Primo have not been revealed yet, but we will update you once we know more.

The Acer Jade Primo is the world's first phone to support Windows 10's Continuum




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posted on 02 Sep 2015, 05:38 1

1. kefalin (Posts: 237; Member since: 08 Feb 2015)


still better looking than Lumia 950 leaked design,if they set right price to it, it will overkill Lumia 950

posted on 02 Sep 2015, 06:46

10. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 523; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


I have been waiting years for technology to finally allow a smartphone to be used as a windows PC. Cant wait to see more of this tech. Android has kinda been able to do something similar for a while https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbOCp6ruans , glad to see windows doing this now to, depending on how well it is implemented it might sway me back to using a windows phone again.

posted on 02 Sep 2015, 13:01 2

20. elitewolverine (Posts: 5121; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


This isn't windows doing this now. Windows phone has been able to do that for awhile, screen sharing is not new.

Continuum is entirely new and not something atm that any android oem supports for a smartphone.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 06:09

23. pedling (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)


Samsung made a Smart Dock (HDMI and 3 USB ports) for the S3 back in 2012.. Android 4.2 supported Dual screen/Display, and the GPU vendors (Such as Qualcomm and Silicon Image) tried to promote Wired/Wireless Dual Display to developers, but there was little interest..

I Seems that the interest for connect Smartphones to TV is very little, Samsung has dump the MHL in the S6 series...

Cortinuum is going to be anything, but a Gimmick...
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posted on 02 Sep 2015, 06:57 4

12. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3616; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


While leaks are 90% reliable, I'll wait for the announcement to be 100% sure. But I think Acer has a winner here... Snapdragon 808 + 1080p might just be a killer hardware combo.
This is why smaller OEMs have better surprise factor. They announce something good while no one is expecting. We keep on expecting Samsung, Apple, Sony, HTC etc, to produce something outstanding that we are rather disappointed half of the time.

posted on 02 Sep 2015, 05:39

2. rishav20193 (Posts: 196; Member since: 18 Jul 2015)


@ PA - the ram ? & internal storage ?
well...this could be my next phone if MS doesn't launch an equivalent lumia !!

posted on 02 Sep 2015, 05:41 1

3. PeterK. (Posts: 296; Member since: 13 Nov 2013)


We'll update the news once we know more.

posted on 02 Sep 2015, 05:43

4. rishav20193 (Posts: 196; Member since: 18 Jul 2015)


i always wanted a phone with 5.5 inch, 1080P screen & SD 808 !!
JUST HOPE IT SUPPORTS SD Card & has 32 gb of storage

posted on 02 Sep 2015, 05:50 1

5. MINDoSOUL (Posts: 131; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


The specifications haven't been revealed in the live stream. My guess it will have 4gb of ram since the predator 6 has 4 gb, also it is the first device that supports Continnum so they should equip it with the best spec available in the market.

posted on 02 Sep 2015, 07:32 2

13. PeterK. (Posts: 296; Member since: 13 Nov 2013)


Our thoughts exactly.

posted on 02 Sep 2015, 06:23 1

6. Switch00 (Posts: 425; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


My Nokia N8 had 'continuum' way back in 2010. Awesome multimedia device for that time (superb camera, sound quality, ...), too bad they never upgraded, but replaced it with cheap looking plastic phones.

posted on 02 Sep 2015, 14:58

22. Plutonium239 (Posts: 1045; Member since: 17 Mar 2015)


No it didn't. You don't seem to know what continuum is.

posted on 02 Sep 2015, 06:33

7. rsiders (Posts: 867; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Lol I am actually pleasantly surprised. How did Acer produce a better looking flagship than Microsoft? The specs actually are nice for the very optimized W10M.

posted on 02 Sep 2015, 06:36

9. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


The Acer S7 ultra book is the best looking laptop by far IMO so I think they can do way better.

If they make a high end smartphone look like the S7, I might actually buy it.

posted on 02 Sep 2015, 06:34

8. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Great idea. Once they get the i5 equivalents working on these pocket PCs I might bite. Surface phone and surface tablet merging into one? MS should try it.

posted on 02 Sep 2015, 06:52

11. mixedfish (Posts: 1154; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


Was excited when they introduced it as a Pocket PC, was thinking full blown Windows, as they kept talking about it sounded more and more like an Android phone with Keyboard and mouse.

In other words, not interested.

posted on 02 Sep 2015, 08:03 2

14. noler (Posts: 322; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Do not be confused between WP/Android Project My Screen and Windows 10 Continuum!

posted on 02 Sep 2015, 13:02 2

21. elitewolverine (Posts: 5121; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Fail at understanding what continuum truly is. Screen sharing on android is old news when put along side continuum.

posted on 02 Sep 2015, 08:38 1

15. Chuck007 (Posts: 1054; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


A highend phone from Acer... and Windows 10 mobile at that... whoa I did not see that coming.

posted on 02 Sep 2015, 11:46

18. StreetNerd (Posts: 819; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


me neither... coz they always bashing Windows.

posted on 02 Sep 2015, 10:38

16. WallStreet (Posts: 256; Member since: 21 Sep 2014)


...but it looks ugly!

posted on 02 Sep 2015, 10:47

17. gersont1000 (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Nice. I hope the price is good. I'll have to decide between this and the Blackberry Venice.

posted on 02 Sep 2015, 11:47

19. StreetNerd (Posts: 819; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


when will ASUS joining the game? coz I rly hate the ACER brand (cheap quality)

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