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4.8-inch Acer Iconia Smart finally hitting shelves

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4.8-inch Acer Iconia Smart finally hitting shelves
You might remember the Acer Iconia Smart as the ultra-long handset that was the first to stun our minds with a 4.8-inch screen and a 21:9 aspect ratio. Now, in mere couple of months the smartphone display realities have changed and while we’re still impressed, we’re not necessarily stunned. The Iconia Smart has picked this exact time to finally hit shelves at UK online retailer Expansys, sporting a price tag of nearly $615 (389 pounds) off contract . 

The phone has kept a low-profile but it’s been almost as long in the making as the Droid Bionic. The handset was introduced in February at MWC and that’s where we took it for a spin, so don’t hesitate to check our hands-on preview of the Acer Iconia Smart to refresh your memory about the device.

The Iconia Smart’s 4.8-inch screen boasts a resolution of 480 x 1024 pixels. It’s also got a stylish unibody steel casing, contributing to a premium feel. It is however pretty heavy at 6.52 ounces (182g). Under the hood, a single-core 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor powers Android Gingerbread. Finally, on the back there is an 8-megapixel camera for snapping photos on the go. 

source: Expansys via EuroDroid

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posted on 15 Sep 2011, 10:35 2

1. box (unregistered)

If it had a dual-core chip, I'd be all over it.

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 13:00

2. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)

Who is the phone's carrier if it has one?

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 21:53

3. ltr (unregistered)

No U.S carrier is carrying it ....for now.

AT&T is thinking about it, but for now, no

So far its just a GSM phone.

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