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

Mikko Rauhala mjrauhal at cc.helsinki.fi
Tue Jun 10 07:11:23 CEST 2008

ti, 2008-06-10 kello 08:52 +0800, Carsten Haitzler kirjoitti:
> but beyond gta03 it's an open book and who knows - we may likely
> pull out a lower res screen. it is in fact very likely something will be a
> lower res in later products as there is just so much more choice there below
> vga.

As a >=VGA advocate (for all the stated reasons; web browsing,
terminals, better maps, text reading etc.), yes, a lower resolution
model may be quite okay.

Personally though, it'd be a shame if in the future, for instance, I'd
have to pick between UMTS-capable and VGA-resolution OM phones, in the
scenario that you put out an UMTS phone with a lesser resolution with no
new high-resolution model imminent... The features are to some extent
complementary in the sense that more resolution makes the better
bandwidth and latency more useful (aside from just wanting both features
for their own sake, of course ;).

I _could_ actually see the point in making GTA03 a QVGA phone though,
since it wouldn't apparently offer much more than an 02 in the way of
other features. It could be the display cost-cut version of GSM OM

(Personally though, I would've gone straight 3G after GTA02 to get one
of those beasts out reasonably fast, since GSM is, well, aged, and
lacking 3G is starting to be a major misfeature. But I don't claim to
have done market studies on the case...)

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