HTC Surround Screen Size Confirmed
October 12, 2010 | Windows Phone | 4 Comments|
Hey guys. Just wanted to follow up with you on the hardware information concerning the screen size of the pimpest AT&T branded Windows Phones to hit the interwebs. There was some confusion Monday about whether this guy had a 3.6″ or 3.8″ SLCD Screen. I am happy to report that it is, in fact, the larger of the two screen sizes so you can get your mobile multimedia on with an extra 2/10 of an inch. The screen envy created by my 2.8″ of VGA inadequacy will be lifted this November!
Anybody had a listen to those speakers I would love to hear the reviews.
Actually, my focus on the 3.6″ vs. 3.8″ was the vertical onscreen keyboard. Without a slideout on the Surround I would have to be comfortable typing with the SIP. I couldn’t type worth a damn on my Fuze onscreen, but the Tilt2 (3.8″) is very usable. Those 2/10″ make a big difference for typing accuracy. Have to take a closer look at the default MS keyboard, but a 9/10 character layout works well with this screen size.
Horizontal onscreen keyboards are useless IMHO. They just take up too much space.
I was hopping for at least a 4″ screen from HTC. I am pretty sure I don’t want to commit to any device with a screen size less than that for the next two years.
@Jimski – Yeah, but you’re also talking about the Fuze vs the Tilt2 which was 2.8″ vs 3.8″ An entire extra inch makes much more of a difference than 2/10.