The Acer Jade Primo is the world's first phone to support Windows 10's Continuum
posted by Peter K. / Sep 02, 2015, 5:35 AM
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.
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still better looking than Lumia 950 leaked design,if they set right price to it, it will overkill Lumia 950
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 5:38 AM 1
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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 Sep 02, 2015, 6:46 AM 0
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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 Sep 02, 2015, 1:01 PM 2
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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... ,
posted on Sep 06, 2015, 6:09 AM 0
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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 Sep 02, 2015, 6:57 AM 4
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@ PA - the ram ? & internal storage ? well...this could be my next phone if MS doesn't launch an equivalent lumia !!
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 5:39 AM 0
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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 Sep 02, 2015, 5:50 AM 1
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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 Sep 02, 2015, 6:23 AM 1
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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 Sep 02, 2015, 6:33 AM 0
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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 Sep 02, 2015, 6:52 AM 0
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A highend phone from Acer... and Windows 10 mobile at that... whoa I did not see that coming.
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 8:38 AM 1
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