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New PDA technology on the way

Fujitsu set to increase PDA resolution to 800x600
Mon Jul 14 2003, 16:03
A NEW Fujitsu high pixel screen has been developed, which enables PDAs, or personal digital assistants, to receive high quality broadcasts, digital TV.

The device has three times the number of pixels as existing LCD screens, which will improve the average PDA resolution 60-70%. The technology used quickly changes the color of backlights of the three primary colors - that is, red, blue and green - while already existing LCD screens use individual dots, in any one of the primary colours.

The pilot of the LCD screen is capable of a 800x600 resolution, on par with desktop PC resolutions. As says, significantly improved resolution makes the PDA capable of showing the entire screen of a Web site, whereas existing monitors can show only 25% of a site at one time.

Sources say that Fujitsu hopes to commercialize the new LCD in a few years after the defect rate during mass production is reduced to an acceptable level.

Fujitsu is hoping for annual sales of around 200,000 to 300,000 units. µ


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