Acer debuts Snapdragon-powered Stream

  • Acer has debuted an Android 2.1-based smartphone that is powered by a 1 Ghz Snapdragon processor, 512 MB of RAM and a 3.7″ WVGA AMOLED display.

    In addition, the Acer Stream features a 5 megapixel camera with 720p video recording, HDMI out, 7.2 Mbps HSPA, Wi-Fi 802.11n, 2GB of onboard storage, GPS, UPnP and DLNA.

    "On the software side, Acer has done a bit of work, including a custom multimedia home screen widget called Nemo, a lock screen widget not dissimilar to Flyscreen, the Spinlets streaming music app...and a history pane on the home screen that allows you to quickly access recently-used apps," wrote IntoMobile'sSimon Sage.

    "Twidroid and Facebook come preloaded, so you'll be all social networked-up right out of the box. There's also some 'virtual look-a-like' app called UrFooz, which just sounds like something you'd see in a crappy Flash banner."

    Sage also noted that Acer was "clearly taking" Android's customization "by the horns" by trying to offer something unique but practical with their handsets.

    "But as great as that is, the Acer name is still not widely recognized in the smartphone circle. Hopefully the Liquid E will set the stage for other handsets, like the Stream," he added.

    Pricing and availability of the Stream have yet to be announced, so stay tuned for updates.

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