The Acer Iconia Smart has just cleared the FCC and is headed our way soon. Spotted at the FCC getting a little teardown we now get to see a few of the internals of this huge 4.8" phone-tablet hybrid from Acer. It was first announced back in February and we even have some hands-on video from MWC2011 of the device, it's a unique smartphone that is for sure. Back in May it was delayed and the last we heard it was slated for a September release. At least it's finally hitting the FCC, we can expect a release shortly I'm assuming.
Like mentioned above, last we heard the Iconia Smart was headed to market this September, sadly that time has passed and we are now hopeful for a October launch especially because its cleared the FCC. For those that didn't check out the hands-on video above (you should) this phone features a 1024 x 600 resolution 4.8" display, Android 2.3 Gingerbread but would be awesome with Ice Cream Sandwich. It was announced with a single-core 1 GHz Snapdragon processor but this late in the game I'm really hoping for something better and possibly two cores. The teardown reveals the same CPU so it looks like we wont get any such luck with a dual-core. It does however have an 8 megapixel rear camera with a nice 2 MP front for video chat and an awesome aspect ratio that is great for browsing the web.
Bonus: Acer Iconia Smart 4.8" Smartphone hands-on video
So far we have no further details on a US launch, or what carriers may see this device here in the U.S. but we are hopeful that Acer will announce something soon. It may not be the thinnest, nor the fastest smartphone arround but it's definitely unique that is for sure. I'd love to get my hands on this smartphone just to see what it's all about. In the meantime check out the teardown over at wirelessgoodness.
Would you buy this 4.8" 1024 x 600 resolution smartphone? Or is the processor not fast enough in this high powered dual-core world our smartphones now live in? Let us know in the comment section below.