This Week In Mobile...

by Luke Wroblewski September 7, 2012

Things have been changing fast in the mobile market for years but this week's string of announcements (soon to be followed by Apple's event this month) really opens your eyes to the need for effective multi-device design strategies. In this week alone we saw the following devices revealed:

Nokia Lumia 920
  • Screen: 4.5" with 1280 x 768 pixels and 332 ppi
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 10
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 8
Motorola Droid RAZR HD
  • Screen: 4.7" with 1280 x 720 pixels and 326 ppi
  • Browser: Chrome for Android (Chrome 18)
  • OS: Google Android 4.0
Motorola Droid RAZR M
  • Screen: 4.3" with 960 x 540 pixels and 256 ppi
  • Browser: Chrome for Android (Chrome 18)
  • OS: Google Android 4.0
7-inch Kindle Fire HD
  • Screen: 7" with 1280 x 800 pixels and 216 ppi
  • Browser: Amazon Silk
  • OS: Google Android 4.0 (modified)
8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD
  • Screen: 8.9" with 1920 x 1200 pixels and 254 ppi
  • Browser: Amazon Silk
  • OS: Google Android 4.0 (modified)
Kindle Fire
  • Screen: 7" with 1024×600 pixels and 169 ppi
  • Browser: Amazon Silk
  • OS: Google Android 4.0 (modified)

Update: The next two weeks were no slouch either with new mobile devices from Apple, HTC, and Dell.

Apple iPhone 5
  • Screen: 4" with 1136×640 pixels and 326 ppi
  • Browser: Safari 5.0
  • OS: Apple iOS 6.0
HTC Windows Phone 8X
  • Screen: 4.3" with 1280x720 pixels and 342 ppi
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 10
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 8
HTC Windows Phone 8S
  • Screen: 4" with 800x480 pixels and 233 ppi
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 10
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 8
Dell Latitude 10 Tablet
  • Screen: 10.1" with 1366x768 pixels and 155 ppi
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 10
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 8

Just another week month in mobile right? Hope your organization has their multi-device design strategy in order!