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HTC talks 1080p video recording, 5.1 audio and a tablet

18 April, 2010 | Read the news | Post your comment
HTC talks 1080p video recording, 5.1 audio and a tablet - read the full textAt a press conference in South Africa, HTC shared a bit of what they’re planning for next year - in short, hi-fi AV, fast Internet and a tablet. Not a peep about an in-house OS though, Android was mentioned as the tablet’s OS. HTC do not yet have a handset that can record HD video (initial...

 

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HTC builds great phones. But the ability to record in 1080p is much less important than a decent lens, which their handsets haven't featured so far.

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  • 2010-04-20 14:47
  • Ld7q

they have the crappiest cameras in the business and they want us to believe?

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  • 2010-04-20 07:03
  • QMrk

i guess so, yamaha can provide 5.1 A for them the problem is 1080p V as they develop software for camera in poor way (unless they look to Motorola system), way back to HTC HD and HD2 which is supposed to be the model capable of HD recording based on its name but what was the V quality 640x480 and blard. I was wondering if WMO is not allowed to have HD video recording or they need more study to improve their tech specially now the year of Android comes. WMO will be kick out even WMO 7 came out.

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  • 2010-04-20 07:02
  • mT@B

is it possible that the new htc hd3 comming out in november is gonna have 1080P recording and 5.1 audio???

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  • 2010-04-20 07:01
  • Rthi

I'm grumpy. I would rather the Desire had 720p recording now than the possibility of 1080p next year. My eyesight is fading fast in old age.

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  • 2010-04-19 19:49
  • Mfx9

HD 1080p ? yeah right .. the clip recorded will be that size no doubt but itll probably wont have the clarity and sharpness needed to see what the hacks being recorded. up until now.. some nokia phones that record clips in cif size are clearer and sharper than any of the HTC phones. so lets see how this HD recording of theirs will fair

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  • 2010-04-19 15:24
  • uHV1

exactly


and with the Desire selling like hot cakes

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  • 2010-04-19 14:52
  • MA8m

Thats great for HTC, no wonder why apple are suing! they're worried about getting sliced apart!

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  • 2010-04-19 14:23
  • n$ec

congratulations HTC , you have a nice colection of Phones ! this days if i have the money to choose any phone i want , i choose the HTC HD2 !!!

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  • 2010-04-19 11:40
  • pskX

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-04-18 23:33 from mhBY - click to readthe Desire will get 720P video encoding

thats not the same as 720P video recording

encoding means it will natively be able to play 720p hd rips from its in built video player

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  • 2010-04-19 10:05
  • UijP

1080p? dont they have the worst cameras in the business?

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  • 2010-04-19 07:17
  • QMrk

um, this is really OLD news for me,..sr gsm
Oh, an btw, first full HD phone WILL be out this year(December). But it ain't gonna be HD3 that ppl might think..

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  • 2010-04-19 07:06
  • 4Axv

Android will game over after MeeGo release.

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  • 2010-04-19 06:09
  • PRWZ

"by second quarter of next year[...]"
Think its a safe bet many companies will already have done 1080p by then...

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  • 2010-04-19 02:24
  • 0cGi

1080p is unecessary, since 720p is well enough for a fullHD tv to upscale to a picture that looks almost identical to 1080p. Its not like with still cameras, where resolution can be used as a digital zoom, by cropping pictures. You cant really do that in a simple way with video.
1080p use more storage, slower transfers, higer cpu activity while recording (hence less battery time)... 720p, is much better than wvga, but 1080p is not doing much for the experience...

And the Desire is supposed to be upgraded to 720p, in the first major maintanance upgrade, according to information given to a Swedish carrier.

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  • 2010-04-18 23:33
  • mhBY

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-04-18 13:56 from 3TtJ - click to readyou're right dude

Flash LED not for me, I don't use it.

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  • 2010-04-18 21:30
  • nAxp

actually htc does have a phone that can shoot in hd (720p) the evo 4g
thats launching on sprint soon

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  • 2010-04-18 19:40
  • 0Brn

> In reply to [deleted post]HTC is the big suckers!!

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  • 2010-04-18 19:24
  • v35L

HTC is the future with no competition

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  • 2010-04-18 17:21
  • 0U@L

I respect HTC, don't like much of them ever since they start making alike handsets with different names and slightly altered shapes. Anyway HTC tablets with Android, I don't know. It's feels almost like standing in the line of other Andriod based tablets. And it could be like bigger HD2.

In the line of Andriod Tablets, the one I am eagerly waiting for is Adam by Notion Ink, I think they have great design and right price and it is near to come. I am sure those guys will take care of most of the things people like me are waiting for since those guys are not covered by all this multi-media race and on-going trend, yet.

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  • 2010-04-18 16:52
  • tPFg

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