Acer announces its upcoming Windows 10 Mobile smartphone and a dock station accessory that enables the Continuum feature, new to the operating system, and converts the phone into a full desktop experience.
At IFA 2015 in Berlin, Acer introduced to the world its first Windows 10 Mobile handset that will support the new “Continuum for Phones” feature that allows users to use a keyboard and mouse, and a secondary monitor to keep working with universal Windows apps as they would normally run on a desktop environment.
During the press conference in Germany, the company showed how the feature works using the dock station, mouse and keyboard. The demo shows that apps launched in the phone will remain in their mobile style, while launching apps to the secondary display will show the same interface users will expect on a desktop computer.
Because, Microsoft wants people to note the difference between the Windows 10 desktop and Continuum for Phones, users will notice that the Start menu has a different design — just remember that you won’t be able to run Chrome or Photoshop on your phone using Continuum, only universal Windows apps –.
You can skip to minute 20:00 for watch the full Continuum demo.
Codenamed as the “first phone PC”, the new handset will be marketed as the “Jade Primo”, and it will feature a super AMOLED 5.5-inch display, Qualcomm 808 Snapdragon processor, and 21-miegapixel rear camera with a dual-LED flash. At this moment, the company isn’t sharing any details on pricing and availability.
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