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Acer gets a taste for Windows 10 Continuum

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Liquid Jade Primo suggests there's more to Windows Phone than just Lumia.

It's hard luck if neither iOS nor Android tickle your fancy, as today's smartphone world doesn't appear to have a genuine third option. Well, tell a lie, there is Windows Phone, which despite failing to make any meaningful gains in terms of market share, continues to offer a viable alternative to consumers wanting to try something else.

One caveat is that Windows Phones themselves don't offer a great amount of diversity, with Microsoft's own Lumia devices making up the bulk of the portfolio. The landscape is starting to change, however, as big-name brands begin to explore Windows 10 Continuum, through which a smartphone can double as a PC when attached to an external display.

HP has this week joined the scene with the enterprise-orientated Elite X3 and Acer is getting in on the action with the Liquid Jade Primo. Designed to offer "enhanced productivity for professionals," this 5.5in smartphone runs Windows 10 and is powered by a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

A 5.5in, full-HD AMOLED display puts Liquid Jade Primo slap-bang in the middle of the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, and Acer appears to be making good use of the smartphone's size by incorporating a 21MP rear camera with dual LED flash and an 8MP wide-angle front camera.

European availability is imminent with prices starting at €569, ahead of a staggered rollout to other regions in the coming months. Whether or not Continuum will serve as a genuine value-add remains to be seen, but in the meantime, check out the Liquid Jade Primo demo from Chris Evans, Acer's Head of Product and Technical Management, EMEA, at the top of the page.

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Would not spend €569 on any Acer phone regardless of specs - simply because they have no reputation of making a good phone, therefore can't command premium price for one.
i agree. the new chinese mi5 phone on here seems better than this.
i know WP is not bigger then android or ios and market share is poor, but i wish people would stop slatting WP. yes, the app stores is no where near as big, but its growing. i've had all except iphones, and think WP and my 640xl are great. windows 10 on it works well too. i would get a 950xl but will wait till cheaper or get the mi5 with windows on it. hopefully they will make google play work. there IS a genuine 3rd choice and in my opinion, a good one. ranted opinion over.