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Kris Kumar
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 12:05 pm    Post subject: HTC S710 Vox and Toshiba G500 Previews on MoDaCo Reply with quote



Paul over at MoDaCo is busy playing with the two upcoming sliders, the HTC S710 (Vox) and the Toshiba G500. He has written up excellent preview articles on both, with tons of photos and videos. Follow the links below for the articles. Happy weekend reading! Smile
HTC S710 Preview
Toshiba G500 Preview
S710 and G500 Camera Face-off
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this style of this form-factor on the HTC S710. I see there are several devices now touting the phone keyboard plus qwerty slide-out.

Unfortunately, for me screen size is king so I'm looking forward to seeing G900 reviews, as this has the 800x480 screen. Much more my sort of thing Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The screen on the Vox is big. It's bigger than the BlackJack if I recall correctly.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike Temporale wrote:
The screen on the Vox is big. It's bigger than the BlackJack if I recall correctly.


Vox has a 2.4" screen, the same as the Dash and the Q. BlackJack is a shade smaller at 2.3."
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike Temporale wrote:
The screen on the Vox is big. It's bigger than the BlackJack if I recall correctly.


The BlackJacks screen is 2.2" apparently - http://www.mobiletechreview.com/pho...g_BlackJack.htm

But I'd put that down to the Blackjack having a small screen, rather than use that as an excuse to call the Vox's screen big!

My Nokia E62 has a 2.8" screen, and my Toshiba E830 a 4" screen. I really don't think I want to go smaller than the E62's screen.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kris Kumar wrote:

Vox has a 2.4" screen, the same as the Dash and the Q. BlackJack is a shade smaller at 2.3."


Cool - so it has the biggest screen found on a Smartphone. Not as nice as some of the screens you see on POcket PCs, but you would actually have worse quality because it would be the same resolution on a larger screen. So it would be more pixlated.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SteveHoward999 wrote:

But I'd put that down to the Blackjack having a small screen, rather than use that as an excuse to call the Vox's screen big!


ROTFL! Nah, it is not a laughing matter. I have never been able to understand why companies comes out with products with so much gap between the screen and the edge of the device. Steve Jobs is probably the first manufacturer to catch this serious flaw with the other products.

And thanks for correcting my 2.3" statement.

SteveHoward999 wrote:
My Nokia E62 has a 2.8" screen...


I thought 2.6" was generous on the new Nokia N95.

I think the Vox can easily have the 2.6" screen.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kris Kumar wrote:

I thought 2.6" was generous on the new Nokia N95.

I think the Vox can easily have the 2.6" screen.


Sure it can. Size isn't the problem. It's more about dots per inch. The resolutions available for Standard devices haven't changed much. In fact the 320x240 is the largest. So 2 screens, both running the same resolution but one is physically larger than the other, then the larger screen will look not look as sharp.

Would you rather sell a device with a sharp crisp screen or a pixelated choppy mess? Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike Temporale wrote:

Would you rather sell a device with a sharp crisp screen or a pixelated choppy mess? Wink


Exactly. Which is why:

a, I have the Toshiba E830 - 4 inches of beautiful VGA screen!
b, I *want* the new Toshiba G900, with its 800x480 screen!!!!

Although I think you take a little license in suggesting that {Edit} QVGA screens larger than 2.4" are in any way unclear.

What makes me laugh is tha fact that MS and others would not give us *true* VGA on the E830 and other devices, citing the fact that user's eyesight could not cope with the resolution, yet any screen smaller than the 2.8" of the E62 has a tighter pixel resolution than the 4 inch E830! ... before anyone wants to 'discuss', I have the two devices side-by-side (E830 and E62) and the E62 screen is just about exactly half the size of the E830 screen.
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