There's around half a dozen hulking great smartphones with oversized screens about to hit the streets and as one of the first to make it to UK stores the Acer Iconia Smart looks set for a showdown with existing darlings such as the HTC Desire HD.
The Iconia Smart not only has a 4.8in display, it's an unusual 21:9 super-widescreen with a resolution of 1024x480 pixels. In practice, this means it needs an awfully deep pocket. Acer's thinking here is that there's less page down scrolling action and more information on show. Acer also says that no screen resizing is required, by which they seem to imply fast page rendering, which can only be a good thing.