Actually, the first Android phone with that resolution hit the market only seven months before iPhone 4 stepped up its resolution, but you can be sure that the resolution upgrade was in the works at Apple either then or very, very shortly after.
Originally Posted by bennish
And when it was released competitive to those phones, it was indeed an advantage and a great attribute for that device. But we're in a new hardware generation and their specs should evolve with the rest of the market.
The Pre has always, and still has, has a higher pixel density than the vaulted iPhone 1, 3G and 3Gs. They seemed kinda popular, from memory.
The smaller the screen, the greater the pixel density against the same resolution on a larger display. That's an achievement how?
It also has very close to the pixel density of the HTC EVO, which I believe the kids these days seem to like as well.
The screen is not fine by 2011 standards. The fact that Palm is launching this so quietly in foreign territories shows you the confidence they have in the competitive edge of the hardware in the US market. (read: very little)
Can everyone get off their silly soapboxes about screen resolution? I buy a Palm Pre because it's a freaking awesome phone and I love the software, and the screen is FINE. I'm currently (not by choice) using a Google Nexus and it's awesome, it has an 800x480 3.7" screen (252ppi) but it's not making my life any more magical. I'd still rather the Pre 2.
Sure high-res is nice, but is it a deal-breaking feature? No. Keep in mind, it's a smaller screen