Kyle, 02 Mar 2009Well I think I have a very normal sized finger tip mate. But I doubt yours since your last com... moreSeeing as the qwerty-keyboard is available only in landscape-mode you should do your calculations using the height of the device. The screen-height is approx. 68 mm yielding 6,8 mm per button. This is stil too small according to your standards however the qwerty-keyboard on the Iphone is only ~53 mm wide. If you choose to use the alphanumeric-keyboard you will have four "buttons" distributed over ~44 mm which gives 11 mm per "button". Also know as a whole lot more than 7,6mm.
That takes care of your blatant disregard for facts.
The second thing is your references to reviews. I actually toke the time to check them the quotes you picked out are surely supporting your point of view. The only problem is that are actually more people who have the exactly opposite opinion thinking that texting is a breeze in that perticular review.
Farrokh, 01 Mar 2009Well if y have monster-like fingers then yes u need some bigger screen...but i will tell u abo... moreWell I think I have a very normal sized finger tip mate. But I doubt yours since your last comment. I had awful experience in texting with viewty maybe you wouldn't trust. But take a look at these comments I googled:
Texting, basically if you have man hands then just forget about it, the button pads are so close together that time & again you are pressing two at once & if you make a mistake it can be so infuriating at times if trying to correct it.
Reviewer: Boydy - Coleraine, UK
I text loads & this phone is not at all a texting phone, it's really hard & takes AGES! I find myself saving every message I send to templates section so that I don't have to go through the painful process of texting. Definitely NOT a texters phone :(.
Reviewer: Holly - UK
quoted from: yourmobilephonereviews.co.uk/lg_ku990_viewty_reviews.htm
And something Microsoft researched for their future OS:
Currently, they are working with the assumption of a 7.6×7.6 millimeter fingertip size. The goal is a device that can be used almost entirely one-handed with the thumb of the hand holding the device.
quoted from: etenblog.com/2008/01/09/windows-mobile-7-to-focus-on-touch-and-motion-gestures/
The lg arena only has 5.5 width(both side borders included) if we cut away another 1 cm for its side frame. Phew, the screen only has 4.4cm width. To view a standard full qwerty in most touch enabled phones which is 10 coloumns: q w e r t y u i o p let us devide 44mm by 10 we got 4.4mm (far from the microsoft researched 7.6 for average). So it's too hard to type precisely onto one button with normal finger tips, maybe my friend Farrokh has slightly small fingers like alittle girl huh? Yea maybe little girls or boys deserve this phone, not me.
Or maybe you have normal finger tips but found at last you should type with you nails, sorry mate it uses capacitive screen so no chance. Huh ya last chance alphanumeric keypads ya... as already told this phone belongs to kids and teens, again not me.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh,this phone is perfect,it uses the new processor by AMD,the Imageon a250,information says that it uses Vector Graphics,so when you zoom a image on the phone it don't get pixeled!I don't have any information about the speed,but if someone has,say to us!
Oh,I have something to add,I saw some sites that says that the processor is also from AMD,so isn't the one from ST Eletronics that I have said,so the speed can be from 800 mhz to 1 ghz,because of the big amount of RAM memory,the other 8 GB are INAND Flash type!
it has 2 GB NAND memory...it supports Mass Storage Device..it is like having a 2GB portable flash memory n this is except for the reserved 8 GB phone memory.
I didnt know it has Haptic feedbak, does it?
It's gr8 if it does.
u'll get physical feedback in terms of vibration when u press for example a virtual button on the screen
joe, 01 Mar 2009Of course the phone has an os. How else would it manage all the hardware and applications. F... moreits Lg proprietary OS based in Java and Flash!Still being an OS,but not one like Winmo,Mac OS X or Android!
I just emailed gsmarena for specifications with some official info..guess they will modify specs in near future
Farrokh, 01 Mar 2009I dont really think it has any OS.this has its cons n pros. No OS guarantees faster performanc... moreOf course the phone has an os. How else would it manage all the hardware and applications. From the looks of it, I would say it's a linux based os.
Mubin, 01 Mar 2009How about OS the phone?I dont really think it has any OS.this has its cons n pros. No OS guarantees faster performance without delays(which i prefer), but we have to forget about 3rd party applications(important to some ppl)
Kyle, 01 Mar 2009I realyy don't care who make x1 or idou or etc, i'm talking about phone screen and texting not... moreWell if y have monster-like fingers then yes u need some bigger screen...but i will tell u about texting experience asap i find the chance to see for myself.
and texting on viewt is fine with me.
BUT anyway u know not all ppl deserve this fone.
Farrokh, 28 Feb 2009What do you MEAN the screen is Small?!
3 inch WVGA res (16MC) screen is SMALL?!!
AND Dont ... moreI realyy don't care who make x1 or idou or etc, i'm talking about phone screen and texting not color or bulkiness. (Or you can elaborate relationship of resolution and color towards texting?) That's all. Small screen - hard to type, try lg viewty 3" type using qwerty- imagine how hard you'll type with your finger tip. HUh the spec says lg arena to use capacitive screen that's even worse means u should use use your big finger tips to type cannot use nails on the narrow screen while there's still a chance on viewty huh? bad bad...
Anyway Agree with you about browsing experience, only early judgments. We still need to see for further information and preview on this phone.
Farrokh, 01 Mar 2009Just got new info at uk.lge.com Internal Memory 2GB NAND Flash/1GB SDRAM (+ 8GB which we alre... moreI'm thinking I am going to die,1 GB of SDRAM and 2 GB of NAND Flash,Engadget also says the other 8 GB are INAND Flash! Amazing!