Earlier this week, leading Taiwanese electronics firm, Acer, showcased its own take on a 360-degree camera dubbed the Acer Holo 360 at its mega event in New York. Recently, both Facebook and Google showcased their 360 degree cameras too. Needless to say, 360 degree videos are trending these days and its quite obvious to see hardware giant like Acer joins the bandwagon.
Interestingly, Acer silently launched its Holo 360 camera at the New York show despite the fact that the device packs a lot of potential. This, apparently, makes us believe that this 360-degree camera may still be a product in its development stages. Probably, Acer decided to showcase the prototype product itself to showcase its innovation.
Talking of innovation, the Acer Holo 360 camera doubles up as a smartphone. It might not be a full-blown smartphone but you can at least make calls from it. This might however seem quite confusing, and you would be left wondering what Acer’s exact plan was with developing this product. Were they trying to make a smartphone with a 360-degree camera or a camera with calling capabilities. So far, it seems the latter was in its mind.
Acer hasn’t detailed the specifications of its Holo 360 camera. Externally it dimensions and form factor is rather reminiscent of a small pocket friendly point and shoot camera. To the front it packs a display flanked by a set of three capacitive buttons. Apart from that there are two other physical buttons located to the top of the device. The Acer Holo 360 supports both LTE, 4G LTE bands and runs on Android.
With that said, it still isn’t clear whether the latest Acer Holo 360 camera will see the light of day. Just in case, it does it would be interesting to see how many takers it gets.