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

arne anka openmoko at ginguppin.de
Tue Jun 10 15:04:24 CEST 2008

> eg we make a miniature phone that is 1/2 the size of the freerunner
> - qvga is very very likely - or even less as vga just wont be available  
> at that size

well, less physical size is a very plausible rationale for qvga (or hvga)  
-- but, as i understand, we are talking about the size of the actual neo,  

> maybe i am focusing on the more average joe who doesn't want an 80x24  
> terminal
> - the average person who wants just to make calls, read and write sms's  
> and
> take some photos... for the most common uses of a phone qvga is more than
> enough. vga is only "necessary" for some very specialised uses.

is that average joe the target group (is this the word?) of openmoko?
isn't the target user someone who pushes the limits of things possible? i  
for one will use the freerunner as some kind of full featured computer in  
my pocket, being able to do almost everything my laptop does.
i am unsure whether openmoko will be able to compete with apple or htc in  
terms of appealing to average joe -- i think openmokos share of the market  
are users/organisations/companies looking for an open, easy expandable  
(software side) phone with no small bounds (as a little screen would be).

average joe who will not buy an iphone but looks for something similar  
will be targeted by htc's armada of devices and even blackberry, which are  
avalibale through the carriers' shops. how big are the chances om will be  
available by vodaphone, t-mobile, you name it?

> other than that it's just bragging rights on "my phone has more pixels  
> than yours" :)

well, i know nobody who does and if i would do bragg  i do not know  
somebody who would listen ;-)
what i would bragg about is "my phone is open! i could do all programming  
and more -- no need for iTunes or [carrier/platform dependend strait  
jacket]" -- an people bragging about that .. well, that's surely the  
people you expect to buy the freerunner?

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