Acer announces Android 2.3 Iconia Smart

Posted on Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 at 12:51 pm by Andy
Acer Iconica Smart

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Acer has launched a new Android smartphone called the Iconia Smart, at the MWC event in Barcelona, showcasing version 2.3 of Google’s platform running on a larger than life display.

The Iconia Smart is noteworthy for its 4.8 inch screen which puts the 4.3 inch unit of the HTC Desire HD to shame. This size may be a little too much for most to handle, putting it in contention to take on the five inch pseudo-tablet design of the Dell Streak.

The Acer Iconia Smart has an HDMI output as well as built-in DLNA compatibility to make media sharing in a well-connected home relatively simple.

An eight megapixel digital camera, presumably with HD video capture, is featured on the rear of the device, while a front-mounted two megapixel snapper is also present for video calling.

With a 4.8 inch display, the Acer Iconia Smart will not be easy on the wallet when it arrives in the UK, although, so far, the firm has kept quiet about any pricing or launch date plans.

With the ever-increasing number of Android 2.3 handsets on the horizon, the Iconia Smart will need to work hard to win an audience.