In September 2015, Acer unveiled the Liquid Jade Primo, its Windows 10 Mobile flagship. The company referred to the device as its 'pocket PC', with support for the desktop-style Continuum user experience. However, the device didn't go on sale in some markets until earlier this year, and it took a lot longer to reach the United States, where the Microsoft Store began selling it in July priced at $649, as part of a bundle that also included a desktop dock, mouse and keyboard.
A few weeks later, at the start of September, Microsoft briefly reduced that price by $100 in a short-term deal. Now, though, Microsoft has cut the price of the bundle by $200 (31%).
Officially, Microsoft is referring to this as an "offer"; however, it will last for nine full months, ending on June 30, 2017. It seems inconceivable that Microsoft would push a 22-month-old handset's price up by $200 again after nine months of discounts, so realistically, this appears to be a permanent reduction dressed up as a special, limited-time deal.
Curiously, the Liquid Jade Primo is not listed among the range of smartphones available on Acer's US website.
The Liquid Jade Primo's key specs include:
- 5.5-inch Full HD (1920x1080px) AMOLED screen
- Hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor
- 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
Source: Microsoft Store