New look at the Acer Iconia Smart comes courtesy of the FCC

We have heard very little about the Acer Iconia Smart S300 since Acer announced it at Mobile World Congress. Really, the only news generated by the odd smartphone was Acer telling us numerous times that it was "just around the corner." Finally, it looks like that may be true, as the FCC snapped a couple pictures of the device as it went through their approval process.

Even though it is arriving late, the Smart's odd 4.8-inch 1024 x 480 display and aspect ratio, as well as a unique shape, should still have people interested. However, its other hardware, including the single-core 1GHz processor, low 512MB of RAM, and average 8MP rear and 2MP front camera, is beginning to look a little outdated. Fortunately, Acer loaded Android 2.3 on the device, but with Ice Cream Sandwich just around the corner, that will soon be getting old as well. 

An interesting addition in the device is that of a Qualcomm power management chip. It is probably there because of the large high-resolution display, but maybe this addition will allow the Iconia Smart to pull out ahead of other power-hungry Android devices that are adding dual-core processors and HD displays. 

While going through the FCC doesn't necessarily mean that the Iconia Smart will be landing any time soon, or even that will launch at all, it does give us a nice look at what the device should be like if it is released. So, while we wait for an official launch, you can check out two more images of the device's innards after the break.



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Aaron Orquia

Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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