Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Sep 2010 22:17 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Is Research In Motion still, well, in motion? Heck yeah they are. They just unveiled their long-awaited tablet, christened the BlackBerry PlayBook. It's got a dual-core 1Ghz ARM processor, and it runs... QNX! This alone already makes it the most awesome tablet ever.
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RE[3]: Screen Resolution
by aliquis on Thu 30th Sep 2010 00:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Screen Resolution"
aliquis
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2005-07-23

Why do everyone think that a high DPI / resolution screen in a small format will make everything small?

It won't, only sharper. Just render everything bigger. Not hard at all.

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RE[4]: Screen Resolution
by Neolander on Thu 30th Sep 2010 05:30 in reply to "RE[3]: Screen Resolution"
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2010-03-08

Why do everyone think that a high DPI / resolution screen in a small format will make everything small?

It won't, only sharper. Just render everything bigger. Not hard at all.

Indeed. It's only old OSs like Windows and Mac OS who could have some issues with that because of legacy applications and APIs that were made with a specific DPI in mind.

OSs that don't have a large base of long-time users to please, like QNX, don't have this issue. They only have to encourage development of resolution-independent applications or software specifically designed for the targeted hardware (here : tablet), though the latter is a waste of resources

Edited 2010-09-30 05:35 UTC

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