Acer’s Android phone coming on August
Acer doesn’t seemed to want to lose out to Dell’s Streak, and is performing the finishing touch for their Android-powered phone, called the Stream. Spec wise, it’s very typical of present high-end smartphones. Powered by a 1Ghz Snapdragon processor, the Stream is using the latest AMOLED screen. I wonder who provides the screen, and hopefully Acer won’t face any AMOLED supply shortage.
Anyway, the Stream will be running on the Éclair, which is Android 2.1. I wonder why they didn’t op for Froyo, perhaps due to time constrain on customizing it. Anyway, the Stream seemed to be a good contender to any smartphone out there, typical of Acer’s marketing style of providing decent spec devices at a reasonable price. The Stream will have a 5-MP camera with 720p video recording capability, though it’s missing a flash.
There’s an HDMI port, and full DLNA/UPnP support for media streaming (hence the name Stream, surprise surprise!). Expected SRP price is around $600, which doesn’t seemed quite fairly price though, since it’s an Acer after all. Anyway, watch the video after the jump for the unboxing.