Acer hasn't officially announced the CloudMobile yet, but we did manage to track down the 720p Android 4.0 smartphone and give it a good long look. The 4.3-inch screen isn't quite up to the levels of the HTC One X, but it is a true IPS display and has great color and even better viewing angles. It's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon clocked at 1.5GHz. Build quality was typical Acer, which is to say it's better than you might have feared but still feels more pedestrian than elite. The back of the phone is a kind of stippled plastic that is easy to grip but doesn't have much else going for it.

The unit we looked at was running Android 4.0.3 and still an early build, if the performance we saw was any indication. It took the screen nearly half a second to light up when we hit the power button, a delay no-doubt introduced by the still-alpha custom lock screen. You can slide to unlock and see a clever window-blind effect that transitions from the lockscreen to the screen underneath. You can also slide to unlock four dock icons to jump directly into each app. There may be more customizations on top of Android, Acer tells us, but it promised that they wouldn't be too heavy.

Acer says it's aiming for a Q3 release and will definitely be including its Acer Cloud offering.