damn it motorola get it straight.......
Here's an example: In 2004, EVERY car is equipped with dual front airbags and some offer side airbags. Imagine how silly it would be if car manufacturers, all of a sudden, offered only driver's side airbags for the 2005 season.
This is what Moto and, may I add, Nokia are doing. Now, some of you might say that 128x160 screens are more expensive, but a large number of manufacturers use 128x160 s...
There might be a "perfect" cell phone for you, but I guarantee that you neighbor, mother, or best friend has a different idea of what makes a "perfect" cell phone. For most people, there are other factors more important than screen resolution.
As you noted, Nokia has stuck with 128 x 128 for some time with their Series 40 phones.
This is no mistake. Nokia and Motorola both realize that it's important to have a full range of cell phones. That means a variety of feature sets, and a variety of price points.
You might be tempted to compare Nokia and Motorola to Samsung, but that would be misguided. Samsung has explicitly stated that they are focused primarily on the high-end market.
...And when Samsung does produce a l...
Samsung has an entry level flip phone called the SGH-X426/SGH-X427 and is sold by both cingular and ATT. You can buy these phones for $50 or, in most cases, free after rebates. And yes, they come with a 128x160 screen and 65K colors.
A 128X160 screen size should be the standard. The use of MMS has increased since 2002 and a larger screen size compliments it very well.
So when I compare the Moto V220 and V180 to samsung's entry level flips, there should not be any controversy.
Samsung is unique. If you look around, you'll notice they are the exception - they the only company putting out phones like the X427.
The reason is that they are trying to make a name for themselves. They want to be known for clamshell phones, and they want to be known for great displays.
Samsung is trying very aggressively to gain market share, so I wouldn't be surprised if that was a loss-making phone for them.
Also consider that Samsung actually makes its own LCDs. Nokia and Motorola don't have their own LCD factories in Korea, nor can they be expected to. Obviously, that puts Samsung in a unique position to sell itself the best LCD modules at the best prices, and keep the best modules from its rivals...
You can not fault Samsung for pumpming its own money into lcd display research. If anything, this should be an example for all companies. The commited research put in by Samsung gives them the ability to put excellent displays in entry level flip phones without the extra expense. Moto has a lot of money. They should be doing the same.
You keep talking about the samsung X105 as an example on how samsung too uses 128X128 screens. You are correct, but I would consider the X105 a super super entry level phone, as is the Nokia 3950. These phones are sold for free on most websites. You c...