Acer began its presentation at IFA 2015 on a roll, the company already presented great new products, such as the newest Acer Predator tablet series, but beyond that there is another product that aroused our attention the Acer Jade Primo.
The Jade Primo is a smartphone that comes with Windows 10 with Continuum. This feature set means you can switch between the Mobile and Desktop mode of Windows 10 in a smooth and seamless transition. And this means a Windows 10 smartphone that can smartly convert to a PC!
Enabling Continuum is as easy as sliding the phone in a docking station supplied with the device, a keyboard and a wireless mouse come included in the package too. From there you can use a mouse and keyboard to easily navigate just as you would do in a desktop, you can open apps including Outlook, Excel, and Maps. Disconnect the phone and then you can continue to use the same apps from your phone now running the Mobile version of Windows 10.
The Acer Jade Primo features a 5.5-inch Amoled Display, a 21MP rear camera and a 8MP front-facing shooter. The processor is the Hexacore Snapdragon 808. While we still haven’t details about the amount of Ram coming with the device, we could assume 3GB (maybe more) of Ram to easily run both versions of Windows 10.
Worth a mention is that while you can run the Universal Windows Apps on a device like this some legacy Windows apps designed for x86 processors won’t run unless they’ve been converted to Universal Windows Apps that will work on devices with ARM-based processors.
The details of launch, availability and price aren’t set by Acer for the moment. This level of extended usability reminds me of a promise that emerged a few years ago, but at the time the ideas was to use Ubuntu, that phone didn’t see the light of day. It’s great to see this get of the ground even if it is with Windows, you never know a Linux build might be just an install away.