Affectionately termed Â“Commie 64Â” by those in the
pioneering hacker community, this Commodore 64 Business MachineÂ’s rather
sizeable personal computer (PC)
was released in September 1981 with 64 kilobytes of RAM and a 40-column text
screen. The 320-by-200 pixel display-generating composite video was typically
connected to a television.
In contrast, todayÂ’s tiny video game phones provide a more
console-like gaming experience with improved ergonomics and no television set
required. For example, the LG Electronics Company LtdÂ’s SV360 3D video game
phone utilizes ATI Technologies IncorporatedÂ’s Image on a 2300 media processor
to provide a 320-by-240 pixel LCD display and to provide clear images having
more than 10,000 triangles per frame.
Computer; Internet; Telecom.
Fuscalso, D. Technology: Race on for TV, Video on Cellphone. The Globe and Mail, March 9, 2005, p.
B7; In Brief. ATI to Power LGÂ’s 3D Video Gaming Phone Handset. The Globe and Mail, March 10, 2005,