QVGA V/s VGA for GTA03 (was something about yummy CPU-GPU combos!)

Justyn Butler justynbutler+openmoko at googlemail.com
Fri Jun 6 13:17:46 CEST 2008

I forgot to mention that not only is WVGA (800 x 480) the resolution
of Nokia's N800 series internet tablets but also the Asus Eee PC
(original), which is a tiny laptop for web browsing and has surprised
the world by selling so well.

Drool over this engadget post from 2006 about a 2.9 inch WVGA display:

2008/6/6 Justyn Butler <justynbutler+openmoko at googlemail.com>:
> All of the geeks that I have shown my GTA01 to have been in awe of
> it's high-res VGA screen.
> Whatever direction OpenMoko wants to go in, I'm sure geeks will always
> be a large part of their target demographic.
> To touch on Gabriel's comment, WVGA would be the same resolution as
> the Nokia N800 series but in a more compact screen.
> With that resolution perhaps the GTA03 would start tapping into other
> unexpected markets - for example some of the people who like the
> internet tablets and also eee-PC type devices. It would contribute to
> an incredible portable web-browsing experience (which is what those
> other devices are designed for, and why they sell) but in the GTA03 it
> would be built into your phone (which makes it the most portable of
> all).
> Justyn.
> 2008/6/5 rakshat hooja <rakshat at gmail.com>:
>>>> quick question - would you prefer a qvga lcd (save a bit of cost) since
>>>> we'e
>>>> going to need to software-drive all graphics - the fewer pixels you have
>>>> to
>>>> fill, the better for speed. i'm really tossing up if the speed of qvga is
>>>> worth
>>>> the loss of resolution. i'm just not sure.
>> I have a Sharp 903 with qvga, 2.4 inch, Nokia N95 with qvga, 2.4 inch and
>> the Neo 1973 with VGA, 2.8 inch. By far the best screen for reading is the
>> Sharp one. On closer examination you can see pixels which you dont on the
>> Neo but the display just feels better, crisper and better on the eyes. When
>> you view higher res photos the Neo display seems better but not by much. The
>> N95 is also good when you look at it on its own and one has no problems
>> reading anything but when kept next to the Neo 1973 and Sharp 903 one can
>> tell the display is not in the same league. (the Sharp is also visible in
>> the sun though I dont think its trans-reflective)
>> The point I am trying to make is that the quality of LCM being used matters
>> as much as qvga or vga. Qvga is sufficient for almost all needs on a mobile
>> phone size device and would be great if it provides cost and speed
>> improvements. But it has to be a really good quality QVGA.
>> Personally I love the resolution and form factor of the PSP Slim LCM and
>> would love to see something similar on GTA0X.
>> Rakshat
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