Fujitsu Preparing an 800 x 600 Pixel Screen for PDAs

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In an attempt to make PDA displays on par with low-end laptops and PCs, Fujitsu is preparing a new screen that will feature an 800 x 600 pixel resolution.

In a report from the inquirer , “The pilot of the LCD screen is capable of a 800×600 resolution, on par with desktop PC resolutions. As says, significantly improved resolution makes the PDA capable of showing the entire screen of a Web site, whereas existing monitors can show only 25% of a site at one time.

Sources say that Fujitsu hopes to commercialize the new LCD in a few years after the defect rate during mass production is reduced to an acceptable level.”

Being able to cram a high res display into a PDA is certainly something that makes me salivate. I normally operate a Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop with 1600 x 1200 resolution, so I’m used to leveraging as much screen real estate as possible. A constraint of almost any PDA, especially when it comes to web browsing, is the need to scroll. There are a few software vendors that attempt to resolve this problem, but a screen with more pixels would certainly do the trick. These new units won’t make it into a production PDA for a while though, which is both sad and promising.



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