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

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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23 Comments

1. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

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

10. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 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.

20. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 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.

23. pedling

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 14, 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... ,

12. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4764; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

2. rishav20193

Posts: 240; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

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

3. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

We'll update the news once we know more.

4. rishav20193

Posts: 240; Member since: Jul 18, 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

5. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 321; Member since: Feb 28, 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.

13. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

Our thoughts exactly.

6. Switch00

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 04, 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.

22. Plutonium239

Posts: 1081; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

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

7. rsiders

Posts: 1777; Member since: Nov 17, 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.

9. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

11. mixedfish

Posts: 1541; Member since: Nov 17, 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.

14. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

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

21. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

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

15. Chuck007

Posts: 1408; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

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

18. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

me neither... coz they always bashing Windows.

16. WallStreet

Posts: 256; Member since: Sep 21, 2014

...but it looks ugly!

17. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

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

19. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

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

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