Originally Posted by the-economist
It doesn't. The GS is 3.5 inches 320x480 and 18bit color and the 9700 is 2.44 inches 65K(yes that's K) colors.
If you go half vga on smaller screen estate it makes sense you get the perception of a sharper image. The analysis is the same, actually overall the bb is inferior on spec.
Yes, I thought the specs indicated that which is why I was so confused by the optics when I had both machines side by side.
Probably why youtube and movies are impossible to watch on the BB but beautiful on the iPhone.