Acer CloudMobile Ice Cream Sandwich phone ready for MWC

Acer has no qualms about sharing its Mobile World Congress smartphone plans ahead of the show. In fact, it's boasting.

Acer CloudSmart Ice Cream Sandwich phone set to launch at MWC 2012
Acer plans to launch its CloudSmart Android Ice Cream Sandwich phone at MWC 2012.

Well, well, well. Acer has already won an award for a phone that few in the mobile industry knew existed.

The electronics maker issued a press release today sharing its iF design award for the Acer CloudMobile, an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich phone that the company plans to launch later this month at Mobile World Congress.

Although it'll pack Android's newest operating system, Acer isn't positioning the CloudMobile device as just another Android phone. Instead, expect to hear a pitch about securely grabbing personal information through AcerCloud, an online home for photos, music, and documents shared by your Acer PCs, tablets, and phones.

Acer didn't reveal more details about the hardware itself, but according to Pocket-lint, it's expected to sport a 4.3-inch HD display, 10mm thick profile (0.4 inch), and Dolby sound. Acer does note that it'll be released in Q3, but didn't share which countries would see its first AcerCloud-compatible smartphone.

(Via Pocket-lint,

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Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.


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