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Acer 4.8 inch "Phone" Might Meet Verizon LTE When Released

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    That huge 4.8 inch oddly shaped device we saw at CES this year by Acer, might be one of those devices coming to Verizon. This device with a resolution of 1,024×480 is now rumored to be coming home with it’s older/bigger brother, Iconia Tab A500, to Verizon. This makes the 5th new device from CES Verizon we might be getting.

    You might be wondering what kind of software this will have... Well, we are hoping Honeycomb is the choice (as mentioned by Engadget), otherwise Froyo or Gingerbread is fine enough to keep us full of Google deserts.
    The expected date for this U.S. phone is sometime in April, and while it’s expected to go to Verizon, Acer says they are still working on carrier partnerships.

    Source (Acer’s 4.8-inch Phone/Tablet Could be Headed to Verizon in the US | Android Phone Fans)
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    Can't wait to see the specs, hopefully it's not a outdated 1Ghz processor and a dual core processor of some sort instead.

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    Dang....I'm not sure if I like 4.8 inches of screen. The picture looks funny to me!
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    I think its because the screen is taller then say a droid x that has a wide screen ratio of 16 to 9, or an EVO which has. 16 to 10 ratio. I don't really care much for it either.


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    It looks like the shadow of a 16oz Bud Light tall-boy!!!
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    That's a little bit too big. (And I'm all about big...) but it's really tall.

    Eh... pass.
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    I think 4.5" is the max I would do.
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    Was excited when i saw this thread, only to realize that someone had a little too much fun with photoshop when they were designing this thing, that looks way too long. /sigh
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    I would rather have a slightly wider and less tall version of that. This just looks too odd to comfortably put in your pocket.
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    No specs.... it's safe to say that if the specs weren't released at CES than it's going to be a disappointment?? Otherwise they would have used them as a 'selling point.' If the spec's haven't been set yet it means whatever they decide on will be 'rushed' and not polished when released.
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    wow...fugly....
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    At some point this year I hope Verizon will come out with a slider keyboard phone, fully loaded, and a screen size at least 4.3" or more. Given the rapid advancements in development of the smartphones, such a phone, properly designed, could finally be a true laptop replacement. My D1 is used first for business and to me, a larger screen for viewing spreadsheets, etc. is well worth a little more bulk and weight.
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    That's photoshopped. Compare the guys arm and hand with the one in the mirror. If it was real, it would be a fugly phone

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    Finlay, a telephone designed to watch Lawrence of Arabia on.
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    Bingo....Acer must think there's an underserved market of people who carry phones in purses and backpacks, a market which IPhone probably absolutely owns.
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    Whats the limit to which something is called a tablet? I say 5" starting from now on.
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    I think for business purposes - a life at the office, this would be great, but out and about through the hustle and bustle of everyday life - a little to big
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    too big too big, people said the same thing about the evo and droid X, heck even the OG when they came out...
    I dont wear skinny jeans and I dont have small hands, so I think ill be good, if the battery life and other specs are there its definitely an option for me...
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    Same here. I could easily use this as an e-reader as well. That height viewed from the side would match the width of a paperback page easily.

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    I love it and if the specs are good (they don't have to be great, just good) I would buy it. I carry my phone in my shirt pocket, without a case. I listen to music or audio books all day long through my Sony Bluetooth Ear Buds. I make nearly all of my calls through the Ear Buds too. That negates, for me, the only real disadvantage of the huge screen - looking like a dork with that tablet held up to your ear while on the phone!!

    Plus there's the hope that it will not be as locked down as some other phones since it's not from Motorola or HTC. I've got my fingers crossed!
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