Hitachi has started to crank out a new 2.9-inch LCD panel that can handle a whopping 800 x 480 pixels of resolution on its tiny screen. The new display has about five times the resolution of the typical QVGA (240 x 320) color displays found on mobile phones.
Hopes are that the combination of these new high resolution screens with high-speed data services such as HSPDA will allow for better web browsing and streaming media experiences on mobile phones. The display also features a wide 170-degree viewing angle, which is better than most. I can’t wait to see the first phone with one of these in it.