Acer Stream officially arrives in the UK on August 9th
Not many days ago, we told you that the Acer Stream was headed to the UK via Expansys.
Back then, the shipping date appeared to be August 3rd, according to information on the Expansys site. Well, today Acer have issued a press release confirming the Stream’s release but mentioning an August 9th launch date.
You can order it from Expansys now, and as we said last week, it will cost you £399. SIM-free and unlocked.
This is Acer’s flagship smartphone, for now at least, and spec-wise it is very similar to the HTC Desire and Google Nexus One and, in some ways, even to the Samsung Galaxy S. The Stream has a 3.7-inch AMOLED display, the 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, a 5MP camera with 720p HD video recording and all the usual radios, such as WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth and HSDPA. Also quite thin at 11.2mm. Unlike its rivals though, it features dedicated music keys.
The high end of the Android smartphone market is really getting crowded right now, and, save for the Samsung Galaxy Beam, there isn’t much difference between raw hardware specs anymore between competitors.
Whether that’s a good thing or not remains to be seen, however I would like to see those dual-core Snapdragons some time soon.
Till then, it’s all 1-gigahertzy Android 2.1 (with the exception of the Nexus One) up there. Which isn’t bad, it may be just getting old by now.