Poll results: 55% want at least WVGA resolution for mobile internet


According to the results of last week’s poll, more than half of those who voted think that WVGA (800 x 480) is the minimum screen resolution for acceptable web browsing on a portable device. Coming in at a distant second is VGA (640 x 480), which only 16% of you feels is adequate. Just 7% of respondents need something higher than WVGA, most citing WSVGA (1024 x 600) as the lowest they’ll accept for on-the-go internet.

Surprised? I am. Though I did expect WVGA to come out on top, I didn’t think the results would be so overwhelmingly in favor of that resolution. Then again, I assume that those who voted lean more toward the UMPC/MID community than the smartphone one, which would explain the preference/demand for higher resolutions. Run the poll on an iPhone site, for example, and that green piece of the pie (11%) would probably take over.

Fortunately for UMPC/MID enthusiasts like us, our favorite devices are rarely available in anything but WVGA and WSVGA anyway.

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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