Acer redefines ‘handheld’ with Iconia Smart S300
The Acer Iconia Smart S300 has a wide 4.8-inch screen with a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio and pixel-perfect 1024 x 480 resolution.
That’s the inspiration behind the bold new Acer Iconia Smart S300, a 4.8-inch Android device that has set the entire consumer electronics industry abuzz with its powerful tablet capabilities packed neatly and sleekly in palm-friendly smartphone format.
As the latest addition to the company’s Iconia line of next-generation touch-screen devices, the Acer Iconia Smart is poised to redefine the meaning of “handheld” — and revolutionize the way you live, work, and play.
The design alone is unlike anything you’ve ever seen: a wide 4.8-inch screen with a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio and pixel-perfect 1024 x 480 resolution. This stunning centerpiece is framed by an elegant — and very durable — unibody metal cover, which is only 64-mm thin, and curved smoothly at the back so that the device fits naturally and comfortably in your hand.
The Acer Iconia Smart S300 is also engineered with advanced LED edge-lighting technology — the kind used in today’s TVs — and a Dolby Mobile surround sound engine. The combination enables you to carry a pretty sophisticated mobile movie theater in your pocket, one that’s set to burst with breathtaking visuals and sound anytime and anywhere.
That’s only the beginning of what the Iconia Smart can do. The device is also smart enough to work as a handheld office. Running on the lightning-fast Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) mobile platform, equipped with a Qualcomm 8255 Snapdragon processor, and enhanced by Acer’s intuitive user interface, the Iconia Smart S300 lets you browse fully featured websites without being redirected to clunky mobile versions; read e-mails or e-books without having to scroll left and right; and manage your tasks, files, and apps without struggling to see what you’re actually doing.
Since the panoramic display also incorporates capacitive multi-touch screen technology — one that supports your fingertips’ most natural motion gestures — you are always in full control. Point, tap, drag, pinch or swipe, and the ultra-responsive Acer Iconia Smart S300 will take care of the rest.
For additional precision, the Iconia Smart features an ultra-responsive motion sensing system, complete with a six-axis gyroscope and accelerometer, e-compass, and light and proximity sensors.
Also built into this tablet-smartphone device is a cutting-edge LED-flash-enabled camera right at the back of the metal chassis, perfect for taking stunning eight-megapixel pictures and recording HD 720p videos.
To enhance the quality of your images, Acer included intelligent camera features not commonly expected in either tablets or smartphones: a panorama maker for the widescreen, face and smile detection technology, touch focus capability, an image stabilizer, and a geotagging feature.
The Iconia Smart S300 is also equipped with plenty of options for keeping yourself on top of what’s happening with the rest of the world. Integrated HSDPA, Wi-Fi, and Blue-tooth 2.1 + EDR technology connects you to the Internet in an instant.
A front-facing two-megapixel camera enables you to make Internet video calls to friends and loved ones on the other side of the town or on the other side of the world.
Moreover, built-in apps like Social Jogger (social networking), Spinlets and NemoPlayer (entertainment and multimedia playback), DocumentsToGo (file management), and a QR Code Generator (barcode scanning and creation) — plus hundreds of thousands more available for download from the Android Market — all rest in the palm of your hand.
As a tablet and smartphone, the Acer Iconia Smart is loaded with extras. An internal storage capacity of 8 GB provides extra room for documents, photos, videos, and apps, while an HDMI port connects the device to a TV or computer monitor for extra-wide viewing and extra-fun gaming. A revolutionary DLNA sharing interface — the Acer clear.fi — wirelessly connects the Iconia Smart to your other devices, including your desktop computer, laptop, home storage, and PC sound system, so that it is extra-easy to share, stream, and sync across your entire home or office network.
Mobile theater, handheld office, portable gaming console, intelligent camera, palm-friendly tablet, widescreen smartphone, fully featured Internet browser, and digital multimedia hub: these and more, all rolled into one device — the Acer Iconia Smart S300.