The Acer Liquid Jade Primo is now available for sale in the US for $649. That applies to the unlocked sim free version of the smartphone and is currently available at the Windows Store, both online and otherwise.
First unveiled at CES earlier this year, the Liquid Jade Primo has so far been available in only a few European countries since April. The US price is however inclusive of the Continuum kit which is inclusive of the Continuum dock, a mouse, keyboard, ACpower adapter and power cord. That itself makes the deal quite lucrative to anyone opting to buy a Windows phone. All that the user will need is a display to make the most of the continuum feature.
For those who might have been living under a rock, the continuum is a Windows smartphone feature that enables the supported handset to be turned into a full desktop of sorts by attaching itself to an external display via the continuum dock. That way, users will be able to work on continuum ready app in desktop mode.
That apart, the Liquid Jade Primo also comes with impressive hardware specifications. Those include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, 3 GB of RAM along with 32 GB of internal storage. There is a 5.5-inch full HD AMOLED display on top and runs on a 2,800mAh battery.
The device also comes with a 21 MP rear cam complete with dual LED flash while a front 8 MP shooter should suffice for selfie enthusiasts. These apart, the device run Windows 10 Mobile which again can be considered one of its biggest drawbacks for an otherwise feature packed device. That again can be attributed to the current state of affairs with Windows powered handsets which has seen its share dip to less than even 1 percent word wide in recent times.
That should also explain the soft launch the Liquid Jade Primo has gone for Stateside as Windows based mobiles continue to be looked down upon in a market dominated by Android and iOS. To make things all the more complicated, Microsoft itself is seen holding back on pushing Windows 10 Mobile as it continues to further fine tune the operating system.
The Windows platform has already gone through several rounds of crucial updates in the recent past and is also poised to receive several more in future. That includes the crucial Red stone build of Windows 10 which is due out around August.