Acer has been a tad quiet in the Smartphone arena. They have launched a few Android Smartphones locally which include the Acer Liquid, the Acer beTouch and the Acer Liquid Mini. The Acer Liquid was in fact coupled with a plan from Smart Communications. However, things didn’t go as planned for Acer both locally and globally.
During Computex 2012, Acer announced a lineup of new Smartphones which included the Acer CloudMobile (S500). The Acer CloudMobile (S500) has won several international design awards with its stainless steel finish on both the top and bottom of the Smartphone. Furthermore, the Acer CloudMobile is running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual-Core 1.5GHz processor with 1GB of RAM. The device features a crisp 4.3inch screen paired with a 720p high definition resolution. On the rear of the phone there’s an 8MP camera with LED flash while in front there’s a HD front-facing camera. On top of all of that, it’s running on Ice Cream Sandwich.
The Acer CloudMobile at first sight looks sleek and elegant. It doesn’t look cheap at all compared to the “plastic” looking Samsung Galaxy S3. The stainless steel on the Acer CloudMobile made a difference. Additionally, from the name itself, the Acer CloudMobile will feature Acer’s very own cloud storage service similar to Dropbox and the likes of many others. The cloud service comes with unlimited space. Sadly, not everything in life is free. The cloud service provided will only last for 30 days.
The Acer CloudMobile will be made available internationally and in the Philippines by the third quarter this year. There has been no mention yet on price points. However with the specifications and the design of the Smartphone, I would say it would fetch a price tag of at least PHP23,000.
How do you find the design of the Acer CloudMobile? Will Acer finally set foot in the Smartphone arena with this phone? Send us your opinions and comments below Drons!