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.
Thread beginning with comment 444858
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Screen size seems the same?
by mlankton on Tue 12th Oct 2010 18:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Screen size seems the same?"
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.

Reply Parent Score: 1

Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Actually, believe it or not, I daily browse OSnews and several Wordpress blogs on the 2.36" display of my E63 and it just works perfectly fine...

In fact, since a bigger display almost always means one of the following...
-A tactile keyboard with no haptic feedback and hence a tragic love of missed keys
-A fragile slider
-An alphanumeric pad like in the olde days
...I think that for an heavy comment/mail/text user and casual web browser like me, the format used by most Eseries and Blackberries just does its job perfectly fine...

Reply Parent Score: 2

_Nine_ Member since:
2010-10-13

+1 to that. The fact that viewing some web pages and forums on phones requires all sorts of scrolling gestures doesn't mean that all phones should change--it means the sites need to change. Sites either need to suck it up and create mobile-friendly version, or the browser makers and HTML5 standards committee need to implement logic to refactor web pages based on screen size. Some mobile browsers do this already.

The issue is that sites don't want you viewing mobile versions and skipping all those wonderful ads. I don't want the full desktop experience on my phone. I want an experience that's customized for a mobile experience, which isn't just about screen size, but also about how i'm using it (aka, on the go). Have fun scrolling around full web sites. And, Apple's attack on Flash notwithstanding, have fun waiting for Flash sites to load on your mobile.

Reply Parent Score: 1

kawazu Member since:
2005-12-11

Actually, believe it or not, I daily browse OSnews and several Wordpress blogs on the 2.36" display of my E63 and it just works perfectly fine...


+1 on that here... To me it generally seems a matter of use case, though... switched from a K800i to a Pre a while ago and never regretted. Talking about mobile devices, it's always a trade-off between device size, battery lifetime and screen (or, more important, keyboard) size. In most cases, the mobile device to me is the "uplink" to be online in situations in which I can't (technically, or due to space limitations - imagine the morning crowd in public transport) operate with larger computing devices. In such situations, as soon as the onboard software (browser, mail client, ...) does (a) render all the content you need reliably and in a pleasant way and (b) allows for easy-to-use facilities of scrolling and zooming, large screen size becomes an argument less relevant... ;)

Reply Parent Score: 1

dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

Then buy a feature phone.

What if I actually want android and all the advantages it brings?

Good luck browsing web forums and such with a 3.1"

I have an X10 mini pro with a 2.6" screen and find most web pages perfectly usable.

Reply Parent Score: 2

phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

I have an X10 mini pro with a 2.6" screen and find most web pages perfectly usable.


How's the build quality of the X10 mini-pro? What's it like typing on the small keyboard?

I'm very intrigued by it, and have been waiting for Rogers to bring it to Canada. I've seen the X10 mini, and it's smaller than I expected.

It's very hard to find a smallish Android phone with a full keybaord (onscreen keyboards all suck, and I don't want to waste half of the screen for the keyboard).

Reply Parent Score: 2