Yummy new CPU/GPU combo

Dave O'Connor doc at skynet.ie
Sat Jun 7 21:19:08 CEST 2008

Just out of interest, why don't other countries get access to these
components sooner? Why do Japanese consumers get them first? Do they pay
significantly more than the rest on phones so they're a better market
for manufacturers or could openmoko steal a lead here in the rest of the

Might it be an idea to appeal to these component manufacturers
competitive sides and say "if you give us the specs to write open
drivers we can give you sales in the rest of the world"?


On Sat, 2008-06-07 at 16:51 +0800, Wilkinson, Alex wrote:
> 0n Fri, Jun 06, 2008 at 12:46:57PM +1000, Carsten Haitzler wrote: 
>     >On Thu, 5 Jun 2008 10:20:44 -0400 (EDT) Ken Young <rtm at cfa.harvard.edu> babbled:
>     >
>     >> Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:
>     >> 
>     >> > 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.
>     >> 
>     >> Please, please, please, please, please don't drop to a QVGA LCD on
>     >> future OM phones.   The beautiful full VGA screens on the neo and
>     >> Freerunner are just about the only piece of hardware they have which
>     >> is better than what you find on a typical smart phone.
>     >
>     >you haven't been to japan lately. a whole host of their phones are 834x480...
>     >in 3.2" screens! totally nuts!
> Raster, got a link to any pictures of these magic phones ?
>  -aW
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