Acer CloudMobile hands-on video and pictures (shot at MWC 2012)
The Acer CloudMobile is the Taiwanese company’s Android related gamble for this year. Acer has been doing smartphones for a few years now (yes, even Android devices), but there’s a reason you probably didn’t know that already. Let’s just say that Acer’s offerings haven’t been very compelling in the past.
Yet the company is sure hoping to change that with the CloudMobile. For starters, this is a high-end handset through and through. It’s not midrange, and not entry-level, although it isn’t the absolute fastest either, since we’ve already seen some quad-core smartphones announced, and the CloudMobile is ‘just’ dual-core. Still, that’s plenty of processing power for all possible use cases, so we’re not worried about performance.
The Acer CloudMobile will launch running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, so in this regard Acer is better than Sony. There, I said it.
The CloudMobile will be out in August, which is a bit late for our taste, and is significantly later than HTC’s One line of devices for example. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but don’t expect this one to be cheap. It’s won a design award, after all, and we all know that design isn’t cheap (right?).
As for the name, Acer will launch the CloudMobile with its own built-in ‘Cloud’ solution. What it will do (and how) remains pretty much anyone’s guess at this point. Still, through name alone, this is one perfect fit for the California hipster crowd. CloudCell would have been even better we assume.
Jokes aside, the Acer CloudMobile is powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, and it has a 4.3-inch IPS 720p HD touchscreen with ‘zero air gap design’ (which basically means that the display layer feels like it’s closer to your finger than in other phones), 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of built-in storage space, and an 8 MP main camera.
Here’s a quick hands-on demo video:
And in case you’ve figured out why that design award went to the CloudMobile, here are some more pictures to drool over: