Who has smartphone display bragging rights?

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Picture a schoolyard scuffle with all of the big mobile players setting up in different corners of the yard, eyeing each other. PC Magazine took four of today’s mobile combatants – the Motorola Q, Nokia N80, Palm Treo 700p, and RIM BlackBerry 8700 – and pitted them against each other to figure out which has the best display. They’re looking at both image and video pitcure quality here, size doesn’t necessarily matter (finally!). Oh, looks like they’ve handed us the envelope with the winners. How exciting!

From PC Magazine:

“Like the MP3 players, cell phones have rapidly evolved into multimedia devices with color displays that let you navigate on-screen menus, view digital photos, and watch movies and TV shows. But, how good are the tiny screens on smartphones? Can they produce excellent picture quality comparable to your HDTV or computer monitor? And how do they compare to the players in Part I? To answer these questions, I used the same high-powered analysis methods we use for testing and evaluating high-end HDTVs at DisplayMate Technologies (www.displaymate.com).”

Thankfully, the BlackBerry 8700 finished on top with an “A” grade. The 8700 shares the highest podium spot with the Q also receiving an A. The Nokia N80 faired alright with a B+ while the Treo coming up the rear with a “C” grade. A dunce cap for the Treo, please.

  • Thought

    This should be no surprise: the display on the 8700 is exceptional.

    What’s great is that RIM understands that the display quality is so important in creating user impressions. It seems so elemental, but so many companies don’t seem to get it; RIM does.

  • Thought

    This should be no surprise: the display on the 8700 is exceptional.

    What’s great is that RIM understands that the display quality is so important in creating user impressions. It seems so elemental, but so many companies don’t seem to get it; RIM does.