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dannyg
2005-08-04, 13:03
The Sony PSP will have Web browser capability with the 2.0 firmware to be released on August 12, 2005.

It would be great if a new Sony PSP specific web page served by the SlimServer could be created. It would be formated for the small screen of the PSP. That way, the PSP could be used as an enhanced remote for the Squeezebox2.

Aaron Zinck
2005-08-04, 13:38
Does the handheld skin not work well?

>
> The Sony PSP will have Web browser capability with the 2.0 firmware to
> be released on August 12, 2005.
>
> It would be great if a new Sony PSP specific web page served by the
> SlimServer could be created. It would be formated for the small screen
> of the PSP. That way, the PSP could be used as an enhanced remote for
> the Squeezebox2.
>
>
> --
> dannyg

fuzzyT
2005-08-04, 13:59
Aaron Zinck wrote:
> Does the handheld skin not work well?

haven't tried it, but PSP=sideways, handheld=up&down.

--rt

radish
2005-08-04, 14:15
The handheld skin works very well, there are actually a couple of threads on this already. The only issue is that (to my mind) the PSP cursor movements are a little too quick making it hard to select items, but that's not slimserver's fault. I'd also like to be able to scale the size of cover art images, but that's a minor skin tweak which shouldn't be hard to do manually.

Ben Sandee
2005-08-04, 14:17
On 8/4/05, ron thigpen <ron (AT) fuzzsonic (DOT) com> wrote:
> Aaron Zinck wrote:
> > Does the handheld skin not work well?
>
> haven't tried it, but PSP=sideways, handheld=up&down.

Most, if not all, modern handhelds will do both orientations. I would
expect the handheld skin would work fine in either orientation with
even the worst handheld web browser -- it certainly did on my
pocketpc.

Ben

fuzzyT
2005-08-04, 14:31
Ben Sandee wrote:
> On 8/4/05, ron thigpen <ron (AT) fuzzsonic (DOT) com> wrote:

> Most, if not all, modern handhelds will do both orientations. I would
> expect the handheld skin would work fine in either orientation with
> even the worst handheld web browser -- it certainly did on my
> pocketpc.

true. but there is usually a more 'native' orientation that has more to
do with where the controls are relative to your grip than it does with
the screen orientation.

most of these new mini-tablet devices look like they're designed to be
held more like a game console controller than a PDA or smartphone.

and the touchscreen will change the way users interact with these
devices as well.

hard to know how it's going to work until its actually in our hands.

personally i'm holding out hope for the Nokia 770.

--rt

radish
2005-08-04, 15:22
hard to know how it's going to work until its actually in our hands.

Believe me, I have it my hands, the PSP works just fine with the handheld skin, it looks like it was designed for it. Not saying it couldn't be made better, but I don't see a pressing need for changes.

dannyg - could you avoid crossposting as it makes those of use using the forum get very confused.