Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Oct 2010 20:55 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless More mobile phone news! Rumours of an upcoming Palm Pre 2 have been swirling for a while, but now a French carrier has jumped the gun and spilled all the beans. Clearly a transitional device to bridge the gap between the first true HP devices, the devices updates and streamlines the Palm Pre Plus with an updated case, display, and internals. Also, it will pack webOS 2.0.
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Screen size seems the same?
by Eugenia on Tue 12th Oct 2010 00:02 UTC
Eugenia
Member since:
2005-06-28

If this has the same 3.1" screen, I would never consider it (no matter the added resolution). Palm has a very bad tendency on making handsets with very small screens. I personally want true 16:9, 1280x720 resolution at 4.5" size. Then we're talking.

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RE: Screen size seems the same?
by aliquis on Tue 12th Oct 2010 01:28 in reply to "Screen size seems the same?"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

Cool to see you around Eugenia ;)

So, happy now when you can even record HD video on a mobile phone? =P

N8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viv56drLjEk&fmt=22

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RE: Screen size seems the same?
by Lobotomik on Tue 12th Oct 2010 02:22 in reply to "Screen size seems the same?"
Lobotomik Member since:
2006-01-03

What´s with the gigantic screens nowadays? It is quite uncomfortable to put the current behemoths in your pockets, all that bulk and weight. And lighting up such a large surface eats up a lot of power, contributing to a puny battery life.

I had an HTC Magic with a 3.2" screen and it was large enough to comfortably use the browser, while compact and light enough for the shirt pocket. And this Palm phones have physical keyboards, so the full screen real estate will be available at all times.

I really wish them well.

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vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

What´s with the gigantic screens nowadays?


If you are blowing 500eur on a device, you want a substantial screen on that. It's just a perceived value for money thing.

Switching to a device with smaller screen doesn't feel like a "upgrade".

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RE: Screen size seems the same?
by _ktk_ on Tue 12th Oct 2010 10:42 in reply to "Screen size seems the same?"
_ktk_ Member since:
2010-10-12

I actually would buy it for the fact that it has a small screen. I want a mobile phone, not a damn pocket computer.

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mlankton Member since:
2009-06-11

Then buy a feature phone. If I have a GHz cpu and the ability to do everything on the web that I can on my workstation, I want to. Good luck browsing web forums and such with a 3.1" screen. Useless.

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RE: Screen size seems the same?
by _xmv on Tue 12th Oct 2010 11:52 in reply to "Screen size seems the same?"
_xmv Member since:
2008-12-09

1280x720 on a phone.. wtf

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RE: Screen size seems the same?
by JrezIN on Tue 12th Oct 2010 12:17 in reply to "Screen size seems the same?"
JrezIN Member since:
2005-06-29

That would be pretty hard these days... you would probably have to set for 854x480 for 16:9 right now... but maybe next year...

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RE: Screen size seems the same?
by bnolsen on Tue 12th Oct 2010 15:23 in reply to "Screen size seems the same?"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

wow you can still see stuff at that DPI?

I like the large screen, but going overkill on resolution is a bit much. If it were possible I'd trade that high resolution for another day's battery life if possible.

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RE: Screen size seems the same?
by dagw on Wed 13th Oct 2010 07:10 in reply to "Screen size seems the same?"
dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

On the other hand, if this comes with a 4.5" screen I would never consider it. Phones aren't tablets and I wish they would stop converging. Requirement number 1 for a phone for me is must fit comfortably in my pocket, if it fails that test I don't care if it is made out of pure magic.

I have an X10 mini pro and love the size. I wish more phone manufacturers would experiment with what can be done with a sub 3" screen.

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