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  1. koltzy's Avatar
    With the new phones with folding screens having a very square resolution, I would assume Android now supports a wider Passport style resolution? Does that mean a Passport style Android phone is now a possibility? I still want a keyboard, but I could use a bigger screen. Don't mind a wider phone, actually I prefer it.
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    02-25-19 08:08 PM
  2. conite's Avatar
    With the new phones with folding screens having a very square resolution, I would assume Android now supports a wider Passport style resolution? Does that mean a Passport style Android phone is now a possibility? I still want a keyboard, but I could use a bigger screen. Don't mind a wider phone, actually I prefer it.
    Samsung Fold has a main display of 16:10 (7.3") and an external display of 21:9 (4.6").
    02-25-19 08:15 PM
  3. brookie229's Avatar
    Samsung Fold has a main display of 16:10 (7.3") and an external display of 21:9 (4.6").
    I believe the Huawei Mate X is closer to square than the Samsung Fold and I read somewhere that devs will have to be "persuaded" to change/alter apps in some cases. Resolution unfolded is 2480 x 2200.
    02-25-19 09:56 PM
  4. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    At $1,500 - $2,500... not sure these are going to be a big part of the Android market anytime soon. Will have to see how well these work with today's apps. But still nothing to support 1x1 display.
    02-26-19 11:23 AM
  5. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Work wide. Really wide.

    New Android BlackBerry Passport-screen-shot-2019-02-26-10.33.05-am.jpg

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    02-26-19 11:33 AM
  6. the_boon's Avatar
    Can't really do the "work" part of "work wide" without a QWERTY
    02-26-19 11:36 AM
  7. Vistaus's Avatar
    Work wide. Really wide.

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    Sweet! Kinda reminds me of the HP TouchPad Go, but a lot thinner
    02-26-19 12:07 PM
  8. conite's Avatar
    Work wide. Really wide.

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    It makes landscape typing look ridiculous in the age of the giant screen.
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    02-26-19 12:20 PM
  9. Bla1ze's Avatar
    It makes landscape typing look ridiculous in the age of the giant screen.
    It's not functional. I can't imagine using that on a daily basis.
    RK_BB and farmwersteve like this.
    02-26-19 12:22 PM
  10. Vladislavt's Avatar
    Work wide. Really wide.

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    Is this Mr. Mobile some privileged guy? How it is possible that no one on the presentation couldn't get Huawei Mate X in to the hands and he is? 🤔
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    02-26-19 12:48 PM
  11. brookie229's Avatar
    It's not functional. I can't imagine using that on a daily basis.
    Next thing you see will be a fold-out stand so that you can type decently on the keyboard. - TransforMate XX.
    02-26-19 12:54 PM
  12. brookie229's Avatar
    Is this Mr. Mobile some privileged guy?
    Yes, he is.
    02-26-19 12:55 PM
  13. the_boon's Avatar
    It's not functional. I can't imagine using that on a daily basis.
    This.

    Typing on this would be way worse than on a standard slab
    02-26-19 01:20 PM
  14. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Best of MWC 2019....

    Would be cool to see a side by side comparison of the Samsung and the Huawei... but both are much more than I'd spend on a smartphone.

    But a couple years from now... as the technology gets refined and becomes more affordable.... it will be very interesting.
    Andrew Poderis likes this.
    02-26-19 01:48 PM
  15. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Best of MWC 2019....

    Would be cool to see a side by side comparison of the Samsung and the Huawei... but both are much more than I'd spend on a smartphone.

    But a couple years from now... as the technology gets refined and becomes more affordable.... it will be very interesting.
    No one is even allowed to touch the Samsung yet lol.
    Vistaus and Andrew Poderis like this.
    02-27-19 09:29 AM
  16. Trouveur's Avatar
    It's not functional. I can't imagine using that on a daily basis.
    SwiftKey keyboard can be downsized luckily.
    02-27-19 10:51 AM
  17. i_plod_an_dr_void's Avatar
    It's not functional. I can't imagine using that on a daily basis.
    Actually I got pretty good with this (typing) on the Playbook, better while standing up for some reason. Sitting down and doing this was a bit tiresome (especially with a pc keyboard within reach). Eventually got a generic bluetooth mini-keyboard for the playbook (just to **** off the ipad associate :-) ...but again nowhere near as good as with the Physical (PKB) keys.

    I still say a foldable with two separate glass pieces folding flat (even with a gap) would be cheaper and a better touch experience, than folding plastic screens.

    (Alas...BB10 was bred for the foldable phone (z20/20) , and no one gave it an invite to the party.)
    Last edited by i_plod_an_dr_void; 02-27-19 at 12:50 PM.
    02-27-19 12:35 PM
  18. Vince Liew's Avatar
    It's not functional. I can't imagine using that on a daily basis.
    totally agreed.. I guess we'll be typing with one hand/finger all over the keyboard and the other one holding the phone..
    02-28-19 02:20 AM
  19. rrubberr's Avatar
    totally agreed.. I guess we'll be typing with one hand/finger all over the keyboard and the other one holding the phone..
    It looks to me more like you would need two hands to hold the thing and a third hand to type with!
    02-28-19 09:30 AM
  20. babugaru1's Avatar
    With the new phones with folding screens having a very square resolution, I would assume Android now supports a wider Passport style resolution? Does that mean a Passport style Android phone is now a possibility? I still want a keyboard, but I could use a bigger screen. Don't mind a wider phone, actually I prefer it.
    Without keyboard? Those folding screens follow square display without keyboard
    02-28-19 11:27 AM
  21. Jake2826's Avatar
    In the fully opened position, the Mate X display is 8:7.1

    So I guess Google is cool with such a close to square display, right?

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    02-28-19 04:43 PM
  22. conite's Avatar
    In the fully opened position, the Mate X display is 8:7.1

    So I guess Google is cool with such a close to square display, right?

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    Depends how it's implemented.
    02-28-19 04:50 PM
  23. Emaderton3's Avatar
    It looks to me more like you would need two hands to hold the thing and a third hand to type with!
    I would imagine you would use it like a tablet like that, no?
    02-28-19 06:00 PM
  24. Luke Beauchamp's Avatar
    Work wide. Really wide.

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    If only the bottom half was a pkb
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    02-28-19 07:48 PM
  25. koltzy's Avatar
    My OP question was more asking if a Passport sized phone with the Squarish resolution would be possible, not whether some giant fold out screen is possible. Obviously that is possible, as other phones look to have it soon.
    02-28-19 08:30 PM
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