Survey about the Touchscreen
thkruege at googlemail.com
Sat Nov 22 00:08:06 CET 2008
sorry for being imprecise. I was referring to the amazing resolution
considering the size of the display. The freerunner got 300 dpi IIRC.
For comparison, the iphone only seems to have 160.
I usually demo the crispness (if you will) of my neo's screen using
top on the terminal at the smallest readable fontsize to great effect
2008/11/21 Anton Persson <don.juanton at gmail.com>:
> You mean, the only thing that truly blows them away is the resolution
> of the screen... Which you can have with any type of modern LCD panel,
> can you not?
> On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 11:03 PM, Thorben Krueger <thkruege at googlemail.com>
>> +1 indeed, the screen is about the only thing that truly blows
>> people's minds away atm...
>> 2008/11/21 Ken Young <rtm at cfa.harvard.edu>:
>> > Denis Galvao wrote:
>> >>>On 21/11/2008, at 13:20, Ken Young wrote:
>> >>>> Really, we don't need a hi res screen on a day by day gadget
>> >>> I could not possibly disagree more strongly.
>> >>So, give me a reason where you will need that.
>> > As long as we have at least a VGA resolution screen, it is
>> > relatively easy for us to port linux desktop applications to
>> > the Openmoko phones. Once we drop down to HVGA, or (heaven
>> > forbid!) QVGA, there will need to be extensive UI redesign
>> > to get most apps. from the desktop world to run on an OM phone,
>> > especially when a soft keyboard is needed. So reducing the
>> > resolution will greatly reduce the code base we can leverage.
>> > In addition, I don't think you can ever had too many pixels on
>> > a machine you intend to run a web browser on. Right now,
>> > when I show someone my Freerunner, the only thing that impresses
>> > them is the display. It would be a shame if OM dropped the
>> > one part of its hardware that is actually superior to what
>> > is found on other smartphones.
>> > Ken Young
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