Acer has officially announced its next Android smartphone on Thursday, the Acer Stream.
The handset maker bills it as the "Perfect Entertainment Machine" and the Acer Stream certainly has the the hardware to back up that claim. It features include a 3.7-inch AMOLED display and a 5 megapixel camera capable of recording 720p HD video. The inclusion of an HDMI output port makes watching videos on large screens a breeze and the 1GHz Snapdragon processor keeps things humming along.
While some of the Stream's features resemble those of the
Other features include a History panel for toggling between frequently used apps and a choice of three different predictive keyboards. Like the
Rounding out the phone are 512MB RAM, 2GB internal storage, a microSD card, and support for 3G+ HSDPA, Bluetooth 2.1, and Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n). As of right now the phone runs Android 2.1, but I expect support for 2.2 down the road.
Unfortunately, we don't know which carriers will be supporting the Acer Stream, though we suspect it will mostly like be an Asia-and-Europe-only device. Pricing information was also not released at this time.