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Portrait Display

An Information Appliance with a Portrait Display
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The screens on most information appliances are arranged like computer displays, which are in turn arranged like televisions (partially because you could increase character resolution without changing the number of scan lines).

This doesn't make particularly good use of the limited and expensive (both in dollars and battery life) LCD screen real-estate that information appliances have.

Worse still, scrolling tends to be cumbersome on these devices, and all but the shortest web pages require a lot of vertical scrolling.

So how about a 600x800 LCD screen? I can see the downside that most of the flashier web sites are arranged for at least 640 pixels wide, but maybe you could put a little "mouse wheel" on it to do the scrolling?

frankus, Apr 27 2002

(?) Philips Portrait Monitor http://australianit...15308-15323,00.html
Among the 200+ Google lists, most seem baked and on shelves. [reensure, Apr 27 2002]

MPC-100 http://www.advantec...roducts/MPC-100.asp
Ask and ye shall receive. [phoenix, Apr 27 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

(?) Same thing... http://www.cad.ltd....s/CeCAD/CeCAD2.html
...better pictures. [phoenix, Apr 27 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

(?) The PaceBlade PlaceBook http://www.paceblade.com/new/index.html
This one is da bomb. Seriously. [phoenix, Apr 27 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Acer Tablet PC http://www.popsci.c...2543,219041,00.html
Also very nice and 1024x768 or 768x1024. [bristolz, Apr 27 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

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