1. SRR500's Avatar
    Back in August I got my new BB Curve 8530. I had only two choices to pick from. The curve or Pearl Flip.

    The 8530 had more memory and a track pad etc. I picked the better of the two phones.

    A few days later US Cellular released the Bold 9650. I didn't think much about it because I was happy with the phone I got. Until I had a chance to see a real one in a corporate store.

    I knew that the screen is slightly larger but what I noticed was the sharpness of pictures and words was a lot better.

    When screens are described as NUMBER x NUMBER, is that a measurement of size or picture quality? I always thought size.

    If I am correct, how is picture quality represented?

    And what about screen size given in inches? Where does that info fit in?

    I'm just a little confused on all the different terms used. Any explanations would be helpful.

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    12-21-10 11:08 AM
  2. 1812dave's Avatar
    numbers are PIXELS, same as for a computer monitor. pixels across, and then vertical pixel count.

    inches are given for the DIAGONAL measurement of the screen.
    12-21-10 11:13 AM
  3. pkcable's Avatar
    Generally the higher the numbers the better.
    12-21-10 11:16 AM
  4. Spiral_ouT's Avatar
    The "number x number" is referring to the screens pixel count. Example: The Bold and Torch have the same resolution (just swapped around). 480x360 and 360x480. Because the Bold has the same pixel count on a smaller screen, that makes it appear sharper.
    12-21-10 11:18 AM
  5. SRR500's Avatar
    I get it now. Thanks for the answers.

    Your example was especially helpful Spiral_ouT.

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    12-21-10 11:29 AM