Acer Stream Android handset to hit UK in August

Acer Stream Android handset hits the UK

Acer’s new Stream Android smartphone is set to saunter into the UK this August, with a contract-free price of £399.99.

The SIM free handset will be sold exclusively by online retailer Expansys, who expect to start shifting units from August 3rd.

Acer Stream Android handset hits the UK

Where’s the flash?

Serving up a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen (800 x 400 pixels), 5-megapixel camera (with autofocus but no flash – bah!) and an HDMI output, the Acer Stream sits itself down firmly in HTC Desire territory, and perhaps provides a reasonably tempting alternative (although we’re not exactly enamoured with its looks).

Connectivity options abound with triband 900/1900/2100 HSDPA/HSUPA, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0 and there’s also GPS and DLNA media sharing, with 2GB of onboard memory and a microSD card slot taking care of the storage options.

Acer Stream Android handset hits the UK

Video recording comes in the shape of 720p HD video at 30fps, with the handset motoring along nicely on Qualcomm’s familiar 1GHz Snapdragon chipset.

The Stream runs OS is Android 2.1, and if it’s already causing a commotion in your underpants, you can preorder it now from Expansys.

Technical Details
Processor:
– Chipset: Qualcomm 8250 SnapDragon
– Speed: 1Ghz
Battery:
– Talk Time: 7 hrs
– Standby Time: 500 hrs
Display:
– 800 x 400 pixels/3.7″
– Touch Sensitive(Capacitive)
– AMOLED
Camera:
– 5 mega-pixels (auto-focus)
– Digital Zoom
– Geo Tagging
Video:
– Recording Resolution: HD(720p)
– Recording Speed: 24fps
– Supported formats: MP4, 3GP, WMV, DivX, XViD
– Wireless Video Streaming
– Video Streaming
– YouTube
Music:
– Supported formats: MP3, AAC, eAAC+, OGG & FLAC
– FM Radio (RDS)
– Dolby Mobile
– Smart Internet Radio (music discovery)
– Music Recognition
Messaging:
– SMS
– MMS (with video)
– E-mail (POP3, IMAP4, Exchange, GMail)
– Twitter – Instant Messaging (Google Talk)
Memory:
– Phone Book (unlimited)
– 512 (RAM)
– 2GB (internal)
– microSDHC (memory card)
• Call Features:
– Hands Free
– Caller ID
– Voice Dialling
Connectivity:
– 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 Mhz (Quadband)
– 3G: 900/1900/2100 (Tri-band)
– WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
– HSDPA (7.2Mbps)
– HSUPA (7.2 Mbps)
– Bluetooth (3.0)
– microUSB
– 3.5mm Audio Connector
– HDMI (HD TV Out)
Navigation:
– AGPS
– Digital Compass
– Google Maps
Sensors:
– Accelerometer
– Proximity Sensor
– Light Sensor
• – Web Browser
– Office Document Viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
– Acer INterface
– FaceBook Integration
– Dedicated Multimedia keys (FF, REW, Play/Pause)
– Smart Idle Screen
– Visual App History
– DLNA Wireless Media Sharing

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