IFA is generally the time of the year when you can anticipate several new devices to grace the face of the Web (then the world a little later on down the line), and this year is no exception. Acer today revealed a brand-new smartphone that will be able to maximize Windows 10 Mobile’s Continuum feature and perfectly shift between mobile and desktop modes.
The device, which has been called Acer Jade Primo (odd, best?), will ship with Windows 10 Mobile onboard and will be able to alter its otherwise touch-friendly mobile operating system to desktop mode as quickly as it is connected to the provided docking station (delivered with the device). Pull it off once again, and it returns to being the comfy mobile device that it was indicated to be.
In case you’re questioning, Continuum for Phones is a brand-new feature that Microsoft debuted with Windows 10, which generally permits the os to scale itself properly for the sort of display that it’s linked to. When it come to Acer Jade Primo, this larger screen is an external monitor linked to the phone’s docking station, which will alter the display screen to a Windows character desktop with a full Start menu, allowing usage of Universal Windows Apps in desktop mode.
It’s worth noting that we utilized the term “Universal Windows Apps.” That’s since Jade Primo will have the ability to run only those in desktop mode, and anything that was composed for heritage x86 processors will not work. This is sadly likewise among the most significant drawbacks at the minute, since there aren’t a lot of great Universal apps out there right now, and the true power of all computing in one device comes through being able to run heritage apps, not just certain ones.
Other specifications of the Jade Primo include a Snapdragon 808 processor, a big 5.5 inch display screen, docking station for connecting external display, a wireless mouse and keyboard in the package, and a shooter that boasts 21MP on the back and 8MP on front for selfies.
Up until now, while Acer demoed the phone at IFA throughout its interview, they have neither offered any estimated availability date, nor pricing.
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