By Brandon Miniman | June 9, 2008 5:00 AM
Pretend you didn’t see the headline…how many different screen resolutions do you think Windows Mobile 6 supports?
Go through it with me (but before that: note that I’m going to count 320×240 and 240×320 as the same). Of course we have the commonly found QVGA (320×240) and VGA (640×480) resolutions, plus 240×240 as found on the Palm Treo 750/700wx. Don’t forget 320×320, sported by the Palm Treo 800w and Samsung i780. Then there’s the old school 176×220 found in the first-generation Smartphones (ugh, those screens were terrible). And then we have the XPERIA X1, which kicks a very high WVGA (800×480) resolution. Ok, that’s 6, how did I come up with 8?
Look at the chart below, harvested from MSDN. Turns out that WinMo 6 also supports 480×480 square resolution (doubt we’ll ever see this), plus 240×400, also known as WQVGA, which can be found on the upcoming Samsung i900. I don’t think anyone can ever say that WinMo OEMs are limited by the amount of pixels they can put on the screen; that’s a lot of choices.