Motorola to Further Fragment Android with Square Resolution Phone
An Android 2.1 phone running MOTO BLUR with a square screen and more compact QWERTY keyboard under the phone’s swivel screen was caught on camera. While we’ve seen the hardware floating about the Internet before, the square screen does pose a threat of further hardware fragmentation on Android’s turf–the platform already supports HVGA, WVGA, and FWVGA so far.
Square screens have been successful on the Palm OS Treo line due to the fact that a more narrow QWERTY keyboard allowing for a more pocketable device than the wider landscape screens of BlackBerry smartphones. On the Windows Mobile front, square screens have been less successful, whether in the lower resolution square QVGA (240 X 240) display or the newly adopted 320 X 320 format; developers have not really taken to adjusting their programs and apps for a more niche audience who use square resolution displays.
Since the photos have been leaked on DroidDog and has since been taken down over at that site due to request from the leaker.