The tech world becomes a little more interesting as each day passes. Acer reveals a 4.8″ phone-tablet hybrid. Gizmoninja had reported yesterday of Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid, which joined a PC and Tablet. I find it very interesting that companies are now looking to hybrid new devices so close to the recent release of those non-hybrided devices. With this leaked information you wonder if this will detract people from buying each product separately. I tell you one thing is for sure,this is just the beginning of where future gadgets are going. So don’t be too quick to pull the trigger when buying two of your most desired devices. Look for them to be in the form of a Hybrid within the next 12 months.
You’ll remember last month that Acer released a total of three Android tablets, including one 4.8-inch phone / tablet hybrid. Well, Acer’s brought the phoneblet — as we’re calling it — it to CES, and while it wouldn’t power on, we did notice that the back of the device was marked with a “WCDMA: US band sticker.” Acer confirmed for us that the “100 percent phone, 100 percent tablet” will be heading to the US in April with Froyo or Honeycomb and that carrier partnerships are in the works. Obviously, this WCDMA unit would be destined for AT&T or T-Mobile, however an Acer’s spokesperson also hinted that it could be coming to Verizon like the Iconia Tab A500. The metal device felt really nice in hand, but we couldn’t turn on the unique 1024 x 480-resolution, 21:9 aspect ratio display. We’re imaging that its 1GHz Snapdragon processor will provide a pretty snappy experience, but it looks like we’ll be waiting a few more months to check out the entire package.
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Born In Colorado a former Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach for baseball, Sean has always been drawn towards technology. This hobby lead Sean to become a Site Advisor for BBhybrids.net where he helped develop a dedicated team of moderators and help support staff. With his knowledge he Co-Created driphter.com where he too started to build hybrids by manipulating .cod files through java. Looking to change careers Sean is studying to become Cisco Certified (CCNA) and work his way into the world’s growing network.