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Acer CloudMobile spotted ahead of Mobile World Congress

Acer's forthcoming mobile has won an iF Product Design Award, prompting Acer to announce it early.

Acer hadn't even announced the CloudMobile when it won an iF Product Design Award. And good news it did, as it prompted the company to tell us all about the phone early, ahead of its official outing at Mobile World Congress.

The CloudMobile syncs with your PC and stores your movies, music and photos in the cloud, so you can enjoy them on your phone whether you're at home or on the go. You can also check out your documents from the cloud, and print wirelessly using Acer Print.

It's not a bad looker either. On the front is a stainless steel receiver, and the back hosts a Dolby speaker plate with tiny perforations. There are tactile details on the volume button and rear, and a narrow bezel borders the phone, a little like Samsung's D8000 TV. There's a 4.3-inch screen, and while there's no word on exact resolution, Acer has said it will be HD and fully laminated.

The phone is less than 1cm thick, so we could see it challenge for the title of world's slimmest phone. (The Samsung Galaxy S3 and Huawei Ascend P1S are quaking in their boots.) There's no word on which version of Android the CloudMobile will run, but we're expecting Ice Cream Sandwich. Acer's tablets run it, so we'd be disappointed if this handset came lacking.

Acer will officially announce the CloudMobile at MWC in a couple of weeks. It'll be available in Q3, so sometime around July. Also expected at Mobile World Congress? Some quad-core fun from LG and HTC, as well as some budget Android goodness from Samsung. But it looks like we won't be seeing that fabled Samsung Galaxy S3 for a while yet.

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