HTC Desire

HTC has announced it will introduce SLCD screens to its manufacturing of the Nexus One and Desire later this summer.

The Desire and Nexus One originally have been manufactured with AMOLED screens, which have been in short supply of late, leading to a pretty major backorder on the Droid Incredible on Verizon. HTC previously said it was augmenting Droid Incredible production with SLCD screens.

That said, the Nexus One remains unavailable for purchase in the United States but is still for sale in Europe, so those of you stateside shouldn't get your hopes up over that. Full presser after the break.

HTC Introduces SLCD Display Technology To Its Portfolio

New Displays to be integrated into HTC Desire and Nexus One

Taoyuan, TAIWAN – July 26, 2010 – HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, today introduced Super LCD display (SLCD) technology into a variety of HTC phones including the HTC Desire and global Nexus One later this summer. The SLCD display offers an exceptional natural balanced colour, clear contrast, broad viewing angles and improved power efficiency.

“HTC is experiencing high-demand for many of our phones, specifically our phones with 3.7 inch displays. The new SLCD display technology enables us to ramp up our production capabilities quickly to meet the high-demand,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “The SLCD displays provide consumers with a comparable visual experience to HTC’s current 3.7 inch displays with some additional benefits including battery performance.”

SLCD is the latest generation of LCD technology that offers improved performance from earlier LCD panels including approximately five times better power management. SLCDs also offer an enhanced viewing experience with wider viewing angles that are enabled by Sony’s new VSPEC III™ technology.


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HTC adds SLCD displays to its Desire, Nexus One lines


blame all the stupid hit-driven blogs and tweets out there. N1 isn't dead, only the Google online shop is dead.

N1 still available when you sign up as a Google dev. N1 still available at retail stores here and there, though nothing yet in Canada or US.

N1 is still available in Europe. This whole screen deal is not a big deal to me. Maybe it's because I haven't experienced AMOLED or SLCD yet.

Viva la' myTouch Slide!

Have to see one in the flesh to compare it properly. Outdoor performance would be a bonus but I do love the Amoled screen compared to LCDs I have used in the past during normal use.

What the heck is Super LCD?

AFAIK LCD never emits light, it simply blocks light.

Does SLCD require a back light?

How does it work