We're just in the process of prototyping our first mobile game, but are stuck on one, pretty basic (we think), question about graphics.
A lot of the phones are claimed to support n-thousand colours on-screen, but we come from an old-school gaming background and have been stung by this before. When Nokia claims a phone can display 262,000 colours (or whatever), does that mean you can ACTUALLY display 262,000 colours, or does that number refer to the available palette?
For instance, the old game systems used to offer a palette of 12-bit or higher colours, but could only display 512 at once. Is that the case with phones?
Sorry for asking such a newbie point, but I've searched around on the web and can't find any info about this.
Many thanks in advance for your help!