January 23, 2009

Pre Screens Vs. ACCESS Screens

Filed under: Musings — mikecane @ 1:04 pm

What’s very strange is if I scale the ACCESS screens (which are official images from ACCESS) to match the width of the Pre screens (which are lifted from Palm), the depth doesn’t match. Both are supposed to be, I believe, for 320 x 480 screens.

Anyway, let’s fight: Palm webOS vs. the “other Palm OS,” the ACCESS Linux Platform (aka ALP)!














  1. According to ACCESS documentation, ALP supports 240×320, 320×480, and 800×480 ( The screens from ACCESS are probably 240×320. Which if scaled to 320 wide, would end up being short of 480.

    Comment by Jeff — January 23, 2009 @ 1:17 pm | Reply

  2. Actually, they’re scaled to 253 wide, to match the bizarre width of Palm’s screens (I kept the Palm ones actual size that I cloned from their site).

    Yeah, the ALP screens being 240×320 would explain it. Thanks.

    Comment by mikecane — January 23, 2009 @ 1:33 pm | Reply

  3. […] Pre Screens Vs. ACCESS Screens ( PrePoint ) […]

    Pingback by 23 jan 2009 palm pre roundup « Palm Pre Views — January 24, 2009 @ 1:33 pm | Reply

  4. The Palm screens are a little longer to allow the ends to blend in with the device–making it look like the status bar at the top and the notification bar at the foot are built into the device rather than on the screen. So it may be 320×480 + something to allow for those areas. Look at the photos screens side by side above–that seems the easiest to eyeball.

    Comment by dmm — January 26, 2009 @ 8:51 am | Reply

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