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RE: boooo
by chiwaw on Mon 9th Jun 2008 20:30 UTC in reply to "boooo"
chiwaw
Member since:
2006-02-05

What the heck are you talking about? QVGA (320x240) is still the most widely screen size available, with few 320x320 around.

Only a handful of smartphones are going as up as 320x480, so what's the problem?

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RE[2]: boooo
by tyrione on Mon 9th Jun 2008 21:41 in reply to "RE: boooo"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

Perhaps he envisioned a holographic display that expands out to a comfortable distance from the eyes [through proximity sensors] and manages to reproduce an S-IPS quality panel?

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RE[3]: boooo
by prickett on Mon 9th Jun 2008 23:41 in reply to "RE[2]: boooo"
prickett Member since:
2007-04-03

Thanks for the Sarcasm, see my post below with examples of links to decent smart phones. Understand that outside of your dream world, the things we talk about are reality even if they are too hard for you to believe!

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RE[2]: boooo
by andrewg on Mon 9th Jun 2008 21:48 in reply to "RE: boooo"
andrewg Member since:
2005-07-06

http://www.htc.com/www/product.aspx?id=46278

http://www.htc.com/www/product.aspx?id=49518

They're both beautiful and have 640 x 480 resolution displays. If you want a qwerty you can have it or if touch is enough then pick the first. They both ship with Opera mobile. TouchFLO 3D also gives the UI eye candy.

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RE[3]: boooo
by Arun on Mon 9th Jun 2008 22:32 in reply to "RE[2]: boooo"
Arun Member since:
2005-07-07

http://www.htc.com/www/product.aspx?id=46278

http://www.htc.com/www/product.aspx?id=49518

They're both beautiful and have 640 x 480 resolution displays. If you want a qwerty you can have it or if touch is enough then pick the first. They both ship with Opera mobile. TouchFLO 3D also gives the UI eye candy.


2 models from HTC is a far cry from being a standard for smartphones.

A 2.8"inch screen is tiny. With VGA resolution that would make text very hard to read. From the pictures the amount of screen real estate seems to be about the same or less than an iPhone.

I can easily say that a multi-touch display is now a standard requirement for smartphones but that would be equally flawed.

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RE[2]: boooo
by prickett on Mon 9th Jun 2008 23:36 in reply to "RE: boooo"
prickett Member since:
2007-04-03

Interestingly I get modded down by the uninformed, presumable those who don't realise there are markets outside of North America which technologically don't live in the dark ages.

VGA has been standard on smart phones here in Japan for atleast 2 years, most smart phones coming out now are wide screen VGA (800x480). Incase this is too hard to believe here are some links;

http://mb.softbank.jp/mb/product/X/x01t/index.html#spec (800x480)

http://mb.softbank.jp/mb/product/3G/922sh/#spec (800x480)

http://www.willcom-inc.com/ja/lineup/ws/003sh/ (640x480)

http://www.willcom-inc.com/ja/lineup/ws/004sh/index.html (640x480)

http://www.willcom-inc.com/ja/lineup/ws/007sh/index.html (640x480)

http://www.willcom-inc.com/ja/lineup/ws/011sh/index.html (800x480)

http://www.willcom-inc.com/ja/lineup/ws/020sh/index.html (800x480)

Thats 7 smart phones and another poster listed the two new HTC phones. The unfortunate thing about these phones is the hardware is usually awesome but they are plauged with windows mobile.

Edited 2008-06-09 23:42 UTC

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RE[3]: boooo
by Arun on Mon 9th Jun 2008 23:41 in reply to "RE[2]: boooo"
Arun Member since:
2005-07-07

Interestingly I get modded down by the uninformed, presumable those who don't realise there are markets outside of North America which technologically don't live in the dark ages.


None else in the "World" will ever use those phones so sorry your point is still invalid.

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