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Acer Windows 10 Mobile flagship goes on sale in US for $649, including dock, mouse, keyboard

At the beginning of September 2015, Acer unveiled the Liquid Jade Primo, its new Windows 10 Mobile flagship phone. It referred to the device as 'your pocket PC', since the high-end handset supports the PC-like Continuum experience, allowing owners to use a mouse and keyboard with the device when connected to a larger display.

Ten and a half months later, the Liquid Jade Primo is finally available to buy in the US, via the Microsoft Store.

The unlocked device is priced at $649 - that's $100 more than Microsoft's Lumia 950, with which it shares many similar specs - but that price includes more than just the handset itself. In addition to the device, you'll also get:

  • Desktop dock for Continuum
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • AC power adapter
  • AC power cord

The Liquid Jade Primo's key specs include:

  • Hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor
  • 5.5-inch Full HD (1920x1080px) AMOLED screen
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage (plus microSD card support up to 128GB)
  • 21MP rear camera with dual-LED flash and 4K (3840x2160px) video recording
  • 8MP front-facing camera with Full HD (1920x1080px) video recording
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • USB Type-C connector
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • Dual-SIM support
  • 2800mAh battery
  • 156.5 x 75.9 x 8.4mm; 150g

In April, Acer also announced the Liquid Jade Primo Premium Pack, which includes the dock, mouse and keyboard, along with a monitor. It also unveiled the Liquid Extend, a notebook-style device to which the Jade Primo can be connected, offering a Continuum experience on the go. It's not yet clear if either of these options will be offered in the US.

For buyers with more modest budgets, Acer also launched a new entry-level Windows 10 Mobile handset in the US back in April. The Liquid M330 is priced at just $99 unlocked.

Be sure to check out our hands-on with the Liquid Jade Primo from earlier this year.

Source: Microsoft Store via @Nokiapoweruser

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