Acer Iconia Smart has 21:9 screen, Liquid swaps the Metal for mt

14 February, 2011 | Comments (24) | Post your comment

The Acer Iconia Smart is part tablet, part phone, all droid. The tablet/phone has an extra-wide screen with aspirations of portable multimedia perfection. Also, the Acer Liquid Metal changed its name but not its specs.

The Acer Iconia Smart features a 21:9 widescreen display, 4.8" big with 1024x480 pixels resolution - now that's downright impressive. Dolby surround sound technology enhances viewing movies even further.


Acer Iconia Smart (image source)

The Iconia Smart runs Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread covered with the latest Acer UI version 4.0, also called "Breeze". The whole thing is powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon chipset, which has enough power to drive Flash 10.1 in the web browser.

There are two cameras - an 8MP main camera with LED flash and 720p video recording and a secondary 1.3MP camera for video calling.

The Acer Iconia Smart has a unibody metal casing and it will be available in Silver. A gyroscope and an accelerometer will enable high-precision motion-controlled gaming.

The Acer Liquid Metal showed up at Acer's booths under a new name - the Acer Liquid mt. Nothing else has changed, just the name.

Stay tuned for our Acer hands-on straight from MWC 2011.


 

 

Acer Iconia Smart has 21:9 screen, Liquid swaps the Metal for mt - reader comments

  • Nick

just received it yesterday and the phone is awesome. only problem currently is the phone screen ratio is 20:9 and most of the apps are made to fit 16:9 ratio. so I'm seeing ugly black space on the bottom half of my screen

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  • 2011-02-18 08:31
  • uHQC
  • Anonymous

all acers are of cheaply made did you see the close up of these things. it looks like it was made by street kids in china. again they should stick to making cheap laptops.

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  • 2011-02-16 05:28
  • IsjW
  • KIlohercas

If it has Tegra 2 or something running dual core

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  • 2011-02-15 14:41
  • 0xPe