Finally, a consumer 360-degree camera with built-in LTE and a touchscreen


Acer’s Holo 360 camera is the world’s first with built-in LTE .

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Acer held its annual world press conference in New York City on Thursday and is again vomited a boatload of new laptops, gaming laptops, all-in-one PCs, and even a new generic fitness-focused smartwatch.

They’re all nice in many cases, thinner and faster than what arrived before but the biggest amaze product was the company’s Holo 360, the world’s first 360 -degree/ VR camera with built-in LTE.

Acer’s world CEO Jason Chen was quite proud the Holo 360 doesn’t necessitate connection with a smartphone, and even boasted about its they are able to construct phone calls. I’m not sure why you’d want to make a phone call from a 360 -degree camera, but, uh, OK.

Looking like some kind of point-and-shoot camera, but with two spherical lenses on top, the Holo 360 is likewise the first 360 camera to have a built-in screen so “youre seeing” what you’re recording, because you know, the no phone connection thing. Acer says the camera runs on Android, but didn’t offer farther deets on which version.

Aside from also having built-in Wi-Fi and what looks like the ability to share media to services like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Pinterest( still photos and videos are shareable to all of these platforms, but not all of the support 360 -degree content ), Acer’s not really sharing much else.

The company didn’t have the Holo 360 on depict. We still have no idea what how big or small it is, how well it operates, what resolution it records 360 video in, if it’ll have live 360 streaming or not, how much it’ll expenditure, or when it’ll be delivered. Basically we know almost nothing.

The built-in LTE is intriguing , no doubt, but without trying it there’s simply no way to know if it’s comparable or superior to Samsung’s second-generation Gear 360 camera, or any 360 consumer camera that’s already available.

WATCH: Hands on with the Samsung Gear 360( 2017)

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