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What portable device will allow me to watch other football h

by scgene1 / May 15, 2012 4:40 AM PDT

I have been reading reviews of cell phones and the latest smaller pad devices. After sorting out all the useless talk about memory size and relative number of apps I still am in the dark as to whether there is anything out there with enough resolution to follow sports and sufficient screen brightness to see anything in the sun. Has anyone out there found a useful device for daylight viewing?

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You made this easy. There is no such device.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 15, 2012 4:43 AM PDT

Sunlight readable displays are rare and while I do know about the Panasonic Toughbook and militarized PDAs there is no cell phone I know of today for your requirements.

If only you were in the shade.
Bob

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Touchpad
by scgene1 / May 15, 2012 6:55 AM PDT

I know about the Touchpad A1 but at $1299 it doesn't seem a reasonable solution. There was no info in their specs on battery life either. Thanks for your response.

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Battery life looks to be 300 cycles.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 15, 2012 7:40 AM PDT
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Battery time varies with use so that I would look at reviews.
Bob

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Also factor in the anti glare screen
by Pepe7 / May 15, 2012 1:19 PM PDT

It will generally look like crap indoors IME. So this overpriced device is not so good once you are out of the sun ;(.

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I read through the specs and came to the same conclusions
by scgene1 / May 16, 2012 1:52 AM PDT

It seemed over priced and over designed for ruggedness but it seems there is still a place in the market for a screen technology that adapts to the surrounding light level. and we all know about the issue with battery life and energy.

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The tech is here in the military versions.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 16, 2012 2:16 AM PDT

But at 5 figures it is not something we'll have available.

Any hope of getting into the shade?
Bob

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