Acer Jade Primo is the first PC Smartphone thanks to Windows 10 Continuum project

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!


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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.

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  1. Stef
    September 2, 2015

    Erm … it runs Snapdragon 808, so that’s no Windows 10, it’s an OS made to look like Windows 10 (Windows 10 mobile/RT). Try to run any PC app on it and you’d get nothing … so yeah, it’s not a PC.

    ARM phones are running desktop OSes for year (Linux via chroot), it didn’t take off, this won’t either, not unless Microsoft start including more apps than Office.

  2. E8hffff
    September 2, 2015

    Other words this concept copy of Ubuntu but is Windows 8 RT but with NSA Windows 10 addins. If you can install another OS then probably a good device.

    • Vlada
      September 3, 2015

      It has an ARM CPU. Linux can run desktop applications on ARM processors but Windows can’t. Let’s wait for a proper Ubuntu Touch phone with full convertibility.

  3. waterresist
    September 2, 2015

    The concept somewhat reminds me of Motorola Atrix.

  4. Dante
    September 2, 2015

    Theyve should have done it on an x86 processor

    • Dis
      September 3, 2015

      I think someone will soon. Imagine Asus 4GB RAM and next gen Atom at 2.5Ghz quad core ūüôā

  5. Steven Fox
    September 3, 2015

    Finally! Thank you Acer. I hope more mobiles follow that thread and make carrying overpriced laptops useless.

    • Vlada
      September 3, 2015

      Did you read the article? This phone won’t be able tu run any win32 (normal Windows) applications. It has an ARM processor.