this video view I will take a closer look on the
unique 320 x 320 touch screen. While the i780 looks like an i600/BlackJack, it
features a touchscreen because it's based on Windows Mobile 6 Professional. And
unlike most of today's Windows Mobile touchscreens, the i780 features a kind of
Bio Touch touchscreen as also used by HTC for its
line of Windows Mobile 6 smartphones.
This Bio Touch display is a frame-less touch-sensitive
screen which features a solid Plexiglas panel on top of the LCD display which
has a thin touch-sensitive film on top.
This makes the display stable and allows to use the
thumb in addition to the stylus:
While most of the inbuilt applications take benefit of the increased screen
resolution (a 320 x 320 pixel screen has 80 pixels more than a Windows
Mobile-typical 320 x 340 QVGA screen), some 3rd party applications neither
benefit from the (yet uncommon but by Windows Mobile supported) screen
resolution nor output properly but leaves a black border on the right/bottom.
This is something which definitely needs to be resolved by affected developers
of such applications. While the i780 is the first Windows Mobile smartphone with
the (yet) unusual screen resolution, I'm sure it's not the last.
Cheers ~ Arne