CloudMobile smartphone Acers upcoming CloudMobile revealed, wins design award

Ahead of the Mobile World Congress which kicks off later this month, Acer has decided to give the world a sneak peek at its upcoming CloudMobile which just garnered an iF product design award. It's easy to forget that Acer makes a range of smartphones, although the company has managed to come up with some rather unusual devices such as the Incionia Smart S300 with its unconventional 21:9 aspect ratio.

Update: New picture added showing the display with Android 4.0

Ahead of the Mobile World Congress which kicks off later this month, Acer has decided to give the world a sneak peek at its upcoming CloudMobile which just garnered an iF product design award. It's easy to forget that Acer makes a range of smartphones, although the company has managed to come up with some rather unusual devices such as the Incionia Smart S300 with its unconventional 21:9 aspect ratio.

As for the CloudMobile, well, we don't know much about the actual hardware, but the press release did at least let us know that it'll sport a 4.3-inch slim bezel display that is "fully laminated" i.e. using something like gorilla glass and that it will offer HD resolution. It also has a rear speaker with Dolby mobile audio, an unspecified camera and an LED flash. We'd presume that it'll have a micro USB port, or possibly MHL or something similar as we can only make out a single connector on the handset.

 

acer cloudmobile 2 Acers upcoming CloudMobile revealed, wins design award

The selling point of the CloudMobile – besides its design – is given in the name, cloud connectivity. Acer has apparently come up with some software that allows you to access content on your PC remotely as long as it's connected to the internet. Beyond simple tasks like accessing audio, video and picture content, Acer has also added support for document management and wireless printing. These are all things that can be done already, although to our knowledge no single device maker has put all these features in a device as a standard set of features.

As for availability, the Acer CloudMobile won't arrive until Q3 this year and judging by the lack of physical buttons of any kind at the front of the handset, we presume it'll come with Android 4.0. More detailed specifications should be revealed at the Mobile World Congress which kicks off on the 27th.