HVGA Resolution Coming To Windows Phone 7 (We Don’t Care)

I’ll admit it: I’m a mobile phone snob. I like the latest and greatest. I want to have the newest, shiniest, and most powerful device with the coolest new features. The playing field will start pretty level with Windows Phone 7 Series, at least in the display department, as Microsoft is requiring all hardware partners to ship with a 800 x480 pixel WVGA display. That’ll also make it easier for developers who don’t have to deal with designing for multiple resolutions.

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At MIX10 however, Charlie Kindel of Microsoft mentioned that in the future there will be versions of Windows Phone 7 with HVGA resolution. That’s 480 x 320 pixel resolution and a spec that most would consider fall into the mid-to-low range handset realm. It’s an important note to make because it shows Microsoft is trying to target/blanket all segments, but it’s not a segment that we (and likely you) are interested in.

[Via Engadget]


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