Acer Debuts new E-Reader, Android Phone

For all of those Android lovers add this to your wish list, an Android powered phone by Acer. At a press conference in Beijing, Acer showed its upcoming Stream smartphone.

“Acer Stream is a high-end multimedia smart phone, optimized for watching movies, listening to music and enjoying web browsing like at home,” says Acer in a statement. “Perfect for most demanding users who look for the best in entertainment.”

The 3.7 inch touch screen phone comes with AMOLED display, 3G,  Blue tooth and Wi-Fi capability, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz processor, 512 MB RAM and 2 GB of internal memory.

Some highlights of the phone:

  1. AMOLED Display
  2. 5MP Camera with HD Video Recording
  3. 1Ghz CPU , 512 MB RAM
  4. 2 GB inbuilt memory
  5. Wi-Fi
  6. Acer UI 4.0
  7. Dolby Mobile
  8. FM radio
  9. 5 hours 3G Talktime
  10. 1400 mAh battery

Separately, Acer also announced a new e-reader called LumiRead. It will have a 6-inch E Ink display, 2 GB flash memory (good for about 1500 books) with the option to add a MicroSD card, and a QWERTY keyboard.

The e-reader comes with an inbuilt ISBN scanner. The scanner can help users to scan ISBN codes on the books to create their own wish list or search online book store or libraries. It has an internet browser, and can connect to the world wide web via Wi-Fi or 3G.

Acer hasn’t revealed the price, but Stream is expected to be available in the second half of this year.

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