Acer launched Jade Primo, a Windows 10 Smartphone that also turns into a PC
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Acer Jade PrimoAt the IFA in Berlin today, Acer concluded its pre-IFA conference by showcasing a brand new smartphone that will turn into a PC when connected to the accompanying keyboard.

‘Jade Primo,’ the PC phone will use the new Microsoft Continuum feature in Microsoft’s newly launched Windows 10 OS to allow the device to successfully morph as a laptop replacement.

A new mobile focused operating system for the pocket PC will be released later this year.

Microsoft Continuum is mostly found in Windows 10 2-in-1 devices, where users which to switch between laptop and tablet modes. The feature will enable the Jade Primo PC phone running Continuum to turn into a desktop PC when connected to a larger screen.

Jade Primo comes with a super AMOLED 5.5-inch screen, a 21-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash, with an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The pocket PC will be powered by Qualcomm’s SnapDragon 808 processor, unlike Acer’s new range of smartphones which are powered by Mediatek.

To turn the Jade Primo phone into a PC, one needs to buy a docking station and accompanying accessories like a keyboard and a wireless mouse.

The pocket PC will run universal Windows 10 apps, in addition to the x86-based apps that are compatible with ARM-based chipsets, like the one that powered the Jade Primo.

Acer Primo is a much better Windows-powered smartphone we’ve seen of late.

Acer is yet to reveal more details on its feature or the pricing. The Jade Primo is expected to go on sale in 2016.

Christy Gren is an Industry Specialist Reporter at Industry Leaders Magazine; she enjoys writing about Unicorns, Silicon Valley, Startups, and Business leaders and innovators. Her articles provide an insight about the Power Players in the field of Technology, Auto, Manufacturing, and F&B. Follow Christy Gren on Twitter, Facebook & Google.

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