2010 Most Popular on DisplayBlog

Thank you all for making 2010 an exciting year for DisplayBlog. I got bitten by the minimalist bug, simplified everything, and focused on making the reading experience as frictionless as possible, changed the logo a few times, changed the fonts more times than I can count… and through all that you’ve endured. For that I thank you!

Here are some stats I think you’ll enjoy:

  • 500,000+ visits
  • 650,000+ pageviews

These visits came from:

  1. United States: 34%
  2. United Kingdom: 6%
  3. Canada: 5%
  4. Germany: 4%
  5. Australia: 3%
  6. India: 2%
  7. Japan: 2%

Among mobile devices:

  1. iPad: 46%
  2. iPhone: 35%
  3. Android: 10%
  4. iPod: 5%
  5. BlackBerry: 2%

Browsers:

  1. FireFox: 39%
  2. Internet Explorer: 27%
  3. Chrome: 16%
  4. Safari: 11%
  5. Opera: 3%

The most popular pixel formats were:

  1. 1280×800 (16%)
  2. 1280×1024 (13%)
  3. 1024×768 (13%)
  4. 1680×1050 (10%)
  5. 1440×900 (9%)
  6. 1920×1200 (8%)
  7. 1920×1080 (5%)

Here are the top ten most popular posts on DisplayBlog for 2010:

  1. 2010 iPhone: 5 Megapixel, 1080p 30fps Video Recording
  2. LG Display (LPL) 23″ e-IPS 1080p LCD Monitor Panel
  3. HP Mini 210, Mini 2101 Netbooks
  4. Samsung 9000 Series “LED TV” Coming Late 2009
  5. LG W2420R: 24″ LCD Monitor with RGB LED Backlight
  6. Power Consumption: LCD vs. Plasma
  7. ASUS UL50: Better than MacBook Pro?
  8. VIZIO XVTPRO720SV: 72-inch 3D WirelessHD LCD TV
  9. Nexus One PenTile Matrix OLED Display
  10. Canon G11

Have a Happy New Year!

Gresso iPhone 4

Gresso:

iPhone 4 in a luxurious case made of 200-year-old African Blackwood. It is a rare, exclusive material of incredible strength and durability. Ornament of the case – branded Apple made of 18-karat gold on the back panel. Case is produced from 200-year-old African Blackwood. Model is notable for elegance and noble reticence.

US$4500. The option to choose the Apple logo material would be welcome. Gold doesn’t go well with black or stainless steel; platinum does.

Android Texting Bug

Engadget:

[…] the one we definitely experience on the Gingerbread-powered Nexus S involves being routed to the wrong thread when you tap it either in the Notifications list or the master thread list in the Messaging application, so if you don’t notice, you’ll end up firing a message to the wrong person.

Google needs to fix this texting bug (issue 9392 on Google Code). Until then double, triple check who you’re texting to.

ASUS N53JF Review

Laptop:

The N53JF sports a 15.6-inch, full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) glossy display that provides a gorgeous canvas for Blu-ray movies and other 1080p content. When watching a Blu-ray of Iron Man we noted bright, popping colors and smooth action sequences. We noted no pixelation or artifacts when transferring from light to dark scenes, and we appreciated the wide viewing angles. Glossy screens mean reflections, though, and ours proved somewhat distracting when watching flicks.

A matte display would have been perfect. The ASUS N53JF was awarded an Editor’s Choice.

CES 2011: ASUS EP121

The ASUS EP121 is a 12-inch tablet with: HDMI, USB, SD, webcam, full HD playback. The Intel Core i5 CPU powers the Windows 7 tablet. The EP121 will be unveiled at CES 2011.

Skype iPhone App: Video Chat Now Official

Engadget:

Skype’s official iOS client has finally sprouted the ability to make video calls, allowing iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and fourth-generation iPod touch users to share real-time video amongst each other and users of Skype’s Windows, Mac, and Linux clients along with the ASUS Videophone […]

Video chat on Skype works on WiFi and 3G. Took long enough, but I’m glad it’s here now. Skype will be making more announcements during CES 2011. From here on out, a front-facing camera will be required on future smartphones.

iPad Magazine App Sales Down

WWDMediaEngadgetGizmodo:

According to the magazine circulation-tracking Audit Bureau of Circulations, only 8,700 people bought an iPad issue of Vanity Fair in November, down from 10,500 in August. Glamour? Even worse, with only a paltry 2,775 iPad issues sold in October, compared to a slightly less paltry 4,301 in September. Dude stuff powerhouse GQ? Also in the dumps, with a worst-ever 11,000 downloads in November.

Apple needs to establish in-app subscription services. Right now you have to download each magazine as a separate app. And these magazine apps are huge. Make it easy for magazines to make money and make it even easier for iPad owners to buy them, download them, and enjoy them.

Verizon iPhone on Valentine’s Day

AppleInsider:

Apple is expected to hold an event “very soon,” perhaps by Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14, 2011, to unveil a new CDMA version of the iPhone compatible with U.S. carrier Verizon’s network.

electronista:

Apple’s rollout for the Verizon iPhone will wait until after CES wraps up, sources said Wednesday night. The launch would arrive until sometime after the event’s end on January 9, but when it would take place hadn’t been narrowed down. Bloomberg speculated that it might come before Valentine’s Day but didn’t claim inside knowledge.

Nothing is certain until Apple sends out invitations to a media event. The iPad was unveiled during a media event on January 27, 2010. Will Apple announce its next iPad and a Verizon iPhone at the same time? If so that’ll be around late January 2011.

Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro

Android and Me:

This time around Sony Ericsson will pack a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor into the pint sized phone and match it with a 3 inch display. Details are limited at this point, but it appears the device will launch with Android 2.3 and sport a front-facing camera and slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

The Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro will pack a 3.0-inch LCD with a pixel format of 480×320.