IanKelley - 10:05 pm on Jul 18, 2010 (gmt 0)
the software in these devices doesn't support those screen sizes.
The current generation of smartphones run very close to 800x600 resolution (iPhone 4G is actually higher). That is more than enough pixels for a spreadsheet when blown up on a screen larger than 3-4 inches.
And it's safe to say the software will be updated to support multiple resolution output before long.
Damned annoying to have all the technology you need to make it all work yet the interfaces and software to support it are missing.
Now that the technology is all here, the software and interfaces can't be far behind.
not sure why you think the 2 Ghz limit is so special
It's not. Chip architecture, cache and bus speed are more important than raw ghz. 2 ghz is just a convenient benchmark.
My phone runs at most of 1 ghz, it's fast enough to make calls while multitasking, but it's not fast enough to run more demanding apps without annoying lag. Web browsing (for use with cloud apps) is also a bit slower than I'd like. Same applies to the 1.4 ghz netbook I used to have.
I suspect the generation of phones supposedly coming later this year, led by Motorola's 2ghz phone rumor, will be fast enough for all of the above.
so I really don't get this "when we get 2Ghz" stuff.
True it would be possible, in theory, to run almost all productivity apps on a current smartphone. Especially with a linux based OS.