November 20th bringing Samsung DoubleTime, Pantech Pocket and Samsung Captivate Glide to AT&T
0. phoneArena 14 Nov 2011, 20:19 posted on
A trio of Android models is coming to AT&T on November 20th; the Samsung Doubletime, the Samsung Captivate Glide and the Pantech Pocket with its unusual 4inch screen and 600 x 800 resolution are all scheduled to rollout to the public on that date...
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1. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Don't let the 4" screen of the Pocket mislead you -- that is a large screen.
The problem with the average American is that they don't remember their geometry or trigonometry lessons. The screen size is measured diagonally meaning phones these days with large screens tend to have long length but narrow widths. One reason for the narrow widths is that the human hand is only so big.
Here are two phones each with 4.7" screens measured diagonally -- the Echo (when both screens are placed on top of each other) or the HTC Titan. Trust me when I say the HTC Titan doesn't have the same viewing area as the Echo.
Here's my point, the screen size (be it 4" or 4.3" 4.5", or even 4.7") doesn't speak to the entire viewing area. I like to surf the web and prefer to read webpages in portrait mode. The "Pocket" will give me a much better experience than say my Triumph.
I really wish the carriers or the manufacturers would displace the viewing area or the physical dimensions of the screen. By the way, using "pixels" doesn't work since the size of the pixels is standardized.
2. JGuinan007 (Posts: 680; Member since: 19 May 2011)
What about the Samsung Galaxy Note!? It has a big screen and it will give you a better experience reading web pages in portrait.
3. downphoenix (Posts: 3155; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
the pantech pocket looks pretty neat, the specs are a little light but its good to finally see a touchscreen phone that isnt a mere rectangle.