Acer Stream

Acer Stream August 9th launch confirmed

We'd already spotted the Acer Stream product page over at Expansys, with the new Android smartphone showing up there with an "early August" release estimate, but now the whole thing has been made official.  According to the press release, the Stream will arrive on August 9th 2010, priced at £399 including VAT ($615), though the product page is currently showing August 7th as the due date. Your money gets you a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, HSDPA, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, Bluetooth 3.0 and WiFi b/g/n, all in a chassis that's 11.2mm thick.  OS is Android 2.1 with some Acer tweaks, and there's an HDMI output for sideloaded content or 720p HD video you've shot with the 5-megapixel camera.  Anybody tempted? Press Release: Acer Stream: THE PERFECT ENTERTAINMENT SMARTPHONE London, 26th July 2010: Acer Stream is a high-end multimedia smartphone, optimized for watching movies, listening to music and enjoying web browsing - perfect for most demanding users who want the best in entertainment. Elegant and minimalist in design, Acer Stream is made from highly resistant materials and offers truly outstanding technical features, all in just 11.2 mm, ensuring users a unique, unrepeatable experience, due to the following: Superb display quality: the touch screen with AMOLED technology boasts 1.67 million exceptionally bright colors, through a generous 3.7” WVGA display. Furthermore, its incredible contrast (superior 2000:1) makes for clear images and perfect legibility in any environment and light condition. Moreover, this type of display consumes less energy to help increase battery life. Ultrafast connectivity 3G+ for streaming: HSDPA 7.2 Mbps in download, Bluetooth and WiFi n, enabling faster transmission of multimedia contents than ever! Power and performance: the Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz processor, with its 512 MB RAM, makes Acer Stream one of the fastest and most reactive phones on the market. The operating system behind Stream is Android version 2.1, better known as Éclair. Unique and high-quality multimedia features, enabling the recording of HD videos up to 720p. Listening to your favorite music or the radio with RDS has never been so pleasant; enjoy the Dolby Mobile quality, with powerful bass and crystal-clear clarity for an unparalleled purity of sound. UPnP technology enables sharing contents with other devices. Furthermore, a 5MP photocamera and integrated GPS system allow photos and videos to be geotagged. Last but not least, you can connect the Acer Stream to your home TV with HDMI port and watch a movie on a larger screen. Extensive memory! 2GB of internal Flash memory are ideal for downloading a lot of applications and 3D games, while an 8GB memory card as free bundle and a micro-SD card slot support up to 32GB enable users to avail of their favorite multimedia contents at all times. A completely brand new user interface focalized on what is essential to users and able to guarantee a simple and quick access to all the applications. The new Acer user interface will wrap the user up giving pure pleasure in using the phone and enjoying the discovery of all the stunning things he can do with his Acer Stream! Main benefits: _Read information straight from the lock screen’s widget; _Quickly start favorite applications in one touch; _Easily switch applications with the History panel; _Customize the phone according to specific needs; _Enjoy smooth animations and fine graphics. Coupled with a three types of predictive keyboards, a smart dialer and a redesigned contacts list, the Acer user interface makes the use of smartphone an efficient and delightful experience. Social and entertaining: All the most popular applications are pre-installed: Acer Spinlets free streaming service to browse and listen to songs from major music labels and instantly post what you find to your favorite Social Networking sites, nemo Player to enjoy multimedia content to the fullest, Acer urFooz to create your virtual “look-a-like”, add your profile and bookmarks and post it to your social networks, Facebook™ and Twidroid perfectly integrated in the phone address. Acer Stream, a concentration of fun and entertainment! Open your eyes and start enjoying yourself with the best entertainment smartphone on the market. The Acer Stream will be available as of the 9th August exclusively from online retailer eXpansys for an RRP of £399 Inc Vat.

Expansys price Acer Stream at £400; due in early August

Retailer Expansys has announced that it will be the exclusive supplier of the Acer Stream Android smartphone in the UK.  Priced at £399.99 ($610) including tax, and set to go on sale come August 3rd, the Acer Stream takes on the Google Nexus One with a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera (with autofocus but no flash) and an HDMI output. There's also the usual mixture of triband 900/1900/2100 HSDPA/HSUPA, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS, along with DLNA media sharing, 2GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot.  The Stream can record 720p HD video at 30fps, and is powered by Qualcomm's 1GHz Snapdragon chipset.  OS is Android 2.1, and it's available to preorder now. [Thanks Tony!]

Acer Stream Poses for Photoshoot After Showing Off Own Camera Capabilities [Video]

It hasn't been long at all since the Acer Stream went all official on us, let alone its passage through the FCC. But, that doesn't mean we should be surprised that we are getting a clean, straight-on shot of the future handset. But, what makes it all better, is that we've also got a pair of videos showing off the Stream's very capable on-board camera. And yes, we even get to see some video shot in that beautiful 720p.

Acer Stream gets official: AMOLED, 1GHz and HDMI [Video]

Acer have officially unveiled the Acer Stream, the company's latest Android smartphone.  Running Android 2.1 Eclair on a 1Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the Stream has a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, HSDPA, Bluetooth and WiFi b/g/n.  There's also 512MB of RAM, 2GB of onboard storage (plus a microSD card slot) and a customized Acer UI. A 5-megapixel camera can be used for 720p HD video recording, and there's an HDMI port for hooking up your HDTV.  Elsewhere Acer has stuffed in GPS, UPnP and DLNA compliance.  The whole thing measures 11.2mm thick. No word on how much the Acer Stream will cost, nor when exactly it might launch, but it was spotted earlier this week clearing the FCC.  That certainly suggests a US launch. Update: Batista70Phone have a video demo of the Acer Stream: [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/12066497[/vimeo] Press Release: Acer Stream the Perfect Entertainment Machine Powerful. Spectacular. Cutting-edge technologies. State-of-the-art connectivity. Ultra-fast. Highly sensitive. These are just some of the words that best describe Acer Stream, the latest technological jewel of the Taiwanese company. Defining it a smartphone would be reductive. In fact, Acer Stream is the utmost expression of technology, design, performance and entertainment. Acer Stream is a high-end multimedia smartphone, optimized for watching movies, listening to music and enjoying web browsing like at home. Perfect for most demanding users who look for the best in entertainment. Elegant and minimalist in design, Acer Stream is made from highly resistant materials and offers truly outstanding user interface and technical features, all in just 11.2 mm, ensuring users a unique and unrepeatable experience. The completely brand new user interface has been totally redesigned in order to focus on what is essential to users and guarantee a simple and quick access to what matters to them. - Enjoy smooth animations and fine graphics: surf between photos and video thanks to the stunningly fluid 3D interface and unlock the phone by a ‘peeling’ gesture, assure a cool but very functional detail! - Read information straight from the lock screen widget: accessing ambient information on the idle screen gives the user what he needs before he even asks for it. - Quickly start your favorite applications with one tap: the status bar appears as an innovative divider between logical spaces. It shows all the essential information, providing shortcuts to most frequently used settings and its position allows a very easy access to the settings or notifications. - Easily switch applications with the History panel: the top part of the Home screen has been dedicated to applications history, with the benefit of reducing complexity and providing significant cues for navigation. - Reorder applications across several pages at their convenience: Apps can be moved around from one page to another or easily uninstalled by simply dragging them to the bin. - Customize the phone according to specific needs:a simple customization page accessible from the Home screen will be a pleasant surprise, enabling customers to tailor their smartphone through wallpaper and sound personalization. Coupled with three types of predictive keyboards, a smart dialer and a redesigned contacts list, the Acer user interface makes using the smartphone an efficient and delightful experience. Social and entertaining: All the most popular applications are pre-installed: Nemo player to enjoy multimedia content to the fullest, Acer UrFooz to create your virtual “look-a-like”, add your profile and bookmarks and post it to your social networks, Facebook™ and Twidroid perfectly integrated into the address book. And for music addicts Acer Stream features Spinlets™, a completely free streaming service that lets you browse and listen to major music labels and record companies for great music and instantly post what you find to your favorite Social Networking sites. Main features: Superb display quality: the touch screen with Amoled technology boasts 1.67 million exceptionally bright colors, through a generous 3.7” WVGA display. Furthermore, its incredible contrast (superior 2000:1) makes for clear images and perfect legibility in any environment and light condition. Moreover, this type of display consumes less energy to help increase battery life. Ultrafast connectivity 3G+ for streaming: HSDPA 7.2 Mbps in download, Bluetooth and WiFi n, enabling faster transmission of multimedia content than ever! Power and performance: the Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz processor, with its 512 MB RAM, makes the Acer Stream one of the fastest and most reactive phones on the market. The operating system behind Stream is Android version 2.1, better known as Éclair. Unique and high-quality multimedia features, enabling the recording of HD videos up to 720p. Listening to your favorite music or the radio with RDS has never been so pleasant; enjoy the Dolby Mobile quality, with powerful bass and crystal-clear clarity for an unparalleled purity of sound. UPnP technology enables content sharing with other devices. Furthermore, a 5MP photocamera and integrated GPS system allow photos and videos to be geotagged. Last but not least, you can connect the Acer Stream to your home TV with HDMI port and watch a movie on a larger screen. 2GB of internal Flash memory is ideal for downloading tons of applications and 3D games, while an 8GB memory card as free bundle and a micro-SD card slot support up to 32GB enables users to enjoy their favorite multimedia content at all times.