The illusive Acer CloudMobile smartphone has just hits shelves in the UK. The phone was initially slated for a September 5 release, but for unknown reasons Acer decided to delay the CloudMobile until early October.
There’s more to it as Acer wanted to introduce the CloudMobile in China in mid-September, but the phone’s launch was reportedly canceled
due to Google’s pressure.
The reason Google said “nay” to CloudMobile’s release in China was the fact that Acer decided to pre-load the smartphone with Alibaba’s Aliyun operating system instead of Android.
All in all, the European version of Acer CloudMobile will definitely come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system onboard, though we also hope the handset maker will offer an upgrade to Jelly Bean in the future.
Customers in the UK who wish to purchase the CloudMobile can do so via Expansys retailer for a suggested retail price of £290 (470 USD or 360 EUR).
The authorized reseller also offers free shipping, but those who want to receive their devices faster will have to pay a £6.98 fee. Check it out here
seems to be one of the most powerful Android smartphones launched by Acer. The device comes equipped with a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon processor, accompanied by an Adreno 225 GPU and 1GB of RAM.
Android fans who love to capture their precious moments while on the go will be happy to know that Acer CloudMobile boasts an impressive 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and video recording.
User will also be able to take advantage of the secondary front-facing camera for video calls. The phone packs only 8GB of internal memory, but users can further expand storage up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
Last but not least, the smartphone sports a stunning 4.3-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display that supports 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. Acer CloudMobile drains energy from a rather low capacity 1460 mAh Li-Ion battery.