Viewsonic Using Retina Display for New Android Phone; 6 Total Devices for MWC

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    Viewsonic is really going all out this year for Mobile World Congress 2012. They are bringing five new Android devices and one Windows tablet to the table at the press event this year. One of the devices, a new smartphone, uses the same Retina display that is in the iPhone. We have several pics for you, and you can see them scattered about the article. The aesthetics of some of these devices make them worth a second look.

    Here is a breakdown on what we know about the phones' specs:
    ViewPhone 4s - (This one looks like an Apple lawsuit waiting to happen.)
    • Android 4.0/ICS
    • 3.5 screen with 640x960 pixel Retina display
    ViewPhone 4e - (This is obviously a budget-friendly device.)
    • 3.5-inch screen with HVGA resolution
    • Android 4.0/ICS
    • 650MHz processor
    • Two SIM slots
    ViewPhone 5e - (It if has decent specs, this could be intriguing to some.)
    • Android 4.0/ICS
    • 5-incher with WVGA resolution
    Here is a breakdown on what we know about the tablets' specs:
    ViewPad G70 -
    • 7-inch IPS display with 1024x600 resolution
    • Android 4.0/ICS
    ViewPad E100 -
    • 9.7" Screen with 1024x768 res
    • HDMI-out
    • Android 4.0/ICS
    ViewPad P100 - (Included for the sake of thoroughness.)
    • 10" screen with 1280x800 resolution
    • 1.6GHz Intel processor
    • Windows

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    Although most of the specs are fairly vague, it's nice to see the Android devices area all running ICS. It remains to be seen if they will have decent enough specs to garner a second look, but we will know something for sure next week. Stay tuned for our MWC coverage.

    Source: PhoneArena
     
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    sounds like apple is about to have a field day with them...:blink:
     
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    I have to admit, Retina is fairly impressive.

    High dpi and resolution all on a small 3.5" display.
     
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    Retina display is just the pixel density, nothing else is special about it. Several phones have a higher density than their display anyways.
     
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    3.5" at any resolution just sucks IMO.
     
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    Several? I don't think so. I believe the only one to date is the HTC rezound. That's it

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    Any screen with 300ppi or more is considered a retina display.
     
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    These comps look like they have as much bezel as they do screen space... What made them go that route? All the new phones are getting thinner and taller and the bezel is getting smaller... guess that could be what protects them in an iPhone suit.