Acer’s Nameless 4.8-inch Phone

That didn’t take long.  We have the official press release for the Acer handset that was just announced about a  few hours ago.  For some strange reason, Acer has yet to name their new 4.8-inch smart phone.  Nor do they seem ready to spill all the specs on the device.  That’s alright with us providing they don’t change anything for the worse.  We’ve got a pair of official pictures to share with you as well.

Take a look at the phone below and read the press release.  After that, hit the comments and give the Acer handset a deserving name!

Acer next generation smartphone

100% Smartphone, 100% Tablet:

New York, November 23rd 2010 – The new Acer smartphone with the soul of a tablet perfectly combines the capabilities of a smartphone with a tablet-like format: a huge 4.8” widescreen with a 21:9 aspect ratio and a super cool chassis.

Its revolutionary design , characterized by a stretched out, thin and slightly curved shape, makes it a fascinating device that will not go unnoticed. Its full metal body, enriched by subtle wavy patterns, conveys a sense of timeless elegance. What’s more, it offers a perfect fit in your hand thanks to its smoothly curved back and minimal width (64mm).
The front is entirely dominated by the extraordinary, multi-touch, high resolution 4.8″ screen, with 4 keys: Home, Search, Back, and Menu. While on the back there is an 8MP camera, complete with LED Flash.

This truly innovative device is perfect for fashion addicts or tech savvy people looking for the latest and cutting edge technology available ensuring superior browsing and excellent multimedia entertainment.

This latest Android smartphone is extremely powerful, guaranteeing long-lasting fun. It will also be able to wirelessly control all the multimedia content of your home environment, thanks to the integrated media sharing system.


  • No limit in assessing any web sites with the same user experience as using a traditional PC, so web sites don’t need to be resized and adjusted, thanks to its exceptional resolution of 1024×480 and a very large 4.8″ screen (12.2cm diagonal), there is no need to zoom in on web pages, or to scroll left & right. The only thing you need to do is scroll up & down, just like on your PC.
  • Fast and fully featured, the Android browser offers: multi-touch, Java script optimization, Adobe Flash Player 10.1 support, and multiple page opening.
  • Ultra-fast high-speed connectivity via HSDPA @ 14.4 and WiFi N for data connection.
  • Bluetooth 3.0

On the 21:9 screen you can watch a movie in its original format, for an engrossing cinema-like experience. What’s more the LED backlit display uses the same technology as TV showing super bright and vivid images; to top it off, Dolby Mobile technology delivers vibrant, immersive sound. Not enough for you yet? Thanks to DLNA technology or the HDMI cable, you can connect it to your TV to view your content on an even bigger screen!

Inside the product beats the powerful 1GHz Snapdragon processor, which, in addition to the large screen, turns this smartphone into a perfect game console. Together with 6-axis motion sensing (Gyroscope + accelerometer), this smartphone will exceed any gaming expectation.
Equipped with an 8MP camera and LED flash, and a 2MP front camera for high quality IP video calling.
With a screen resolution of 1024×480, more content can be displayed on screen, in all regular apps, such as, Contacts, Google Maps, Email, Instant Messaging conversations, etc.

100% Smartphone, 100% Tablet: a revolutionary experience for people who want it all!

  • avi

    It should be called Acer Monster! It sounds cool too…

  • Dragonthe

    Hmm, just a 1GHz snapdragon?
    That’s a shame.

    However the rest of the phone looks really cool, really like the design.

    and the name? Acer pholet (phone + tablet ;p)

  • Spanner

    I light of today’s software announcement for Android:

    Pocket God

  • Observer

    next generation phone with an old 1Ghz snapdragon that barely meets Gingerbread requirements? 🙂 I love the size & form already. No mention of the front facing camera ??? I’ll wait for hands on reviews and benchmarks

    • Cyborg

      @Observer, it does have a front facing camera. You might want to change your avatar name…

  • Zero

    one word…wow
    i hope it does not drain the battery to fast.

  • DroidXcon

    Wish it was a SAMOLED screen

  • Alex

    iPhone’s display is 326PPI.
    This one is 235PPI and it’s not even released yet.

    I’m disappointed 🙁

    • DroidXcon

      samsung galaxy S2 will be approx 340ppi

  • Don


    1. Dual core chipset
    2. Blazing gpu
    3. No bloatware
    4. Release this Thanksgiving!!!

  • name

    Great. I am an Evo owner, and I have been waiting for a manufacturer to come out with something that has a bigger screen.
    However, shouldn’t they put a more powerful processor than 1ghz?

  • Bert

    I have many fond memories of Doom 3’s BFG 9000 weapon. Given that, I think this new phone should be called the BFP 9000 (for Big … Phone).

  • Kenji

    4.8 inches? That’s ginormous. I’m curious about battery life on this thing… Great write up, Scott!

  • Dara Parsavand

    4.8″ at 1024×480. Interesting. I wouldn’t say ginormous though:

    4.3″ at 800×480 (e.g., Evo 4G) is 93.7 x 56.2 mm (52.6 cm^2)
    4.8″ at 1024×480 is 110.4 x 51.7 mm (57.1 cm^2)

    So this new phone has 8.5% more screen area than an Evo 4G – not that much, and you have a smaller width portrait keyboard to deal with. I get the advertized advantage of only scrolling down and not side to side on most web pages, but this is a pretty long phone to fit in your pocket (it’s 10 mm longer than what I propose below).

    What I’d rather see is 1280×720 (standard 16×9) with a pretty big screen, but not as big as a Dell Streak, with very narrow borders on all sides. I personally find the Evo’s phone width (66 mm) just fine, so I base my ideal size off that:

    4.5″ at 1280×720, 99.6 x 56.0 mm screen, 125 x 65 mm phone

    I’d love to see companies converge on something like this, and then I’d have a lot of different models with different features to choose from (which is one of the big points of Android for me). To anybody who feels the same, I encourage you to email directly to as many companies as you can (Motorola, HTC, Samsung, Sony, … even Nokia if you are interested in where Meego might go).


    The resulting DPI (326) for a 4.5” 1280 x 720 screen is exactly the same as the iPhone 4, which really is plenty. Sure, one could go higher by shrinking the screen (since I doubt we’ll see 1920×1080 on sub 5” screens anytime soon), but I’d rather have this size screen and not have to hold it any closer to my eyes.

    For the phone dimensions, I’m assuming 4.5 mm borders for width (iPhone 4 has 4.4 mm, so it’s doable) and an average of 12.7 mm for top and bottom borders (thin, assymetric borders of 10.2/15.2 should be enough for microphone, speakers, and 4 buttons).

    • Jmb

      I love it….you are getting there. The standard will be 4.8… No buttons, said this 5 years ago and we are almost there.

  • marc-fascinate

    great device.,., but what carrier will have it?