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 nikkei.net 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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