Ericsson Expects Cellphones With HD Video Capability by 2012

November 07 2008 / by John Heylin
Category: Gadgets   Year: 2012   Rating: 6 Hot

Ericsson, one of the largest companies in Sweden, unveiled their plans for a revolutionary new cellphone capable of 20 Megapixel photos and true HD video recording capability.

At the press conference, Ericsson representative Jonas Lundstedt said they see the cellphone of the future as more of a “mobile terminal” than just a cellphone. With the capability to replace objects in our lives with just one great device, Ericsson is following the way of some of the other major players in the cellphone industry by combining services and devices into one simple object.

The day is coming where the cellphone could possibly no longer be called a cellphone, but a terminal like Lundstedt mentioned. When the cellphone can function as a phone, camera, video camera, map, credit card, etc, can we even call it a cellphone anymore? With AT&T recently approving the tethering of the iPhone to other devices such as televisions and other household appliances this forecast isn’t too far off. The all-in-one device may only be a few short years away. Maybe call it a Universal Remote?

via TechOn!

Comment Thread (3 Responses)

  1. Sweet. This is really going to help with the feasibility of my Future Reality Shows timeline. :)

    Having worked in TV I can tell you this is a VERY VERY BIG BIG DEAL DEAL.

    Posted by: Alvis Brigis   November 07, 2008
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  2. Awesome. I like that we will be able to take even higher quality photos with these new “mobile terminals.” The phone on devices such as the iPhone is really not the reason for buying it anymore. It’s the Apps and its intuitive interface. I hope video conferencing will be added too because it would be nice to see facial expressions when talking to someone.

    Posted by: Covus   November 08, 2008
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  3. This is what I’ve been waiting for. As a broadcasting student, I would love to have a HD camera in my pocket. It’s going to be awesome to record a live event and then upload it directly to vimeo. Vimeo is much better for HD quality videos compared to YouTube. But who knows, YouTube could catch up by the time the HD capability comes out.

    Posted by: christinep   November 11, 2008
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