Higher Resolution Screens Coming to Pocket PCs and Smartphones

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When Toshiba announced last week it has created the first Pocket PC with a VGA screen, many wondered how long it would be before other models would offer this same resolution. It is now known that Windows Mobile for both Pocket PC and Smartphone are going to offer significantly higher screen resolutions.

Smartphone Thoughts is reporting from Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference that a presenter in one session mentioned the need for Pocket PC developers to add support for VGA ( 640 by 480 pixels) to their applications. Reportedly, there will also be support for both portrait and landscape modes.

In addition, Microsoft’s operating system for smart phones will get support for QVGA (320 by 240 pixels). Windows Mobile for Smartphone currently offers only 176 by 220 pixels.

Details on when this will come about are still unknown. More information on these changes is expected in the near future.

Though Toshiba was able to include a VGA screen in a model running Windows Mobile 2003, it seems likely that Microsoft intends to add support for these higher resolutions to the next version of this operating system, expected in 2004.

Thanks to msmobiles.com for the tip.

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