Value, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder: that’s obviously why Cisco have announced plans to buy Pure Digital – the company behind the much-esteemed Flip Video camcorders – for a huge $590m in stock. The announcements comes after recent rumors of a half-billion deal that many dismissed as far-fetched given the current economic climate.
It’s been a mobile device bonanza this week, with the AT&T Fuze landing at SlashGear and promptly getting hauled over to the Sprint HTC Touch Pro for a damned good comparing. Meanwhile HTC have set tongues wagging by fettling a version of the Touch HD for a Russian WiMAX carrier: they assure us that the HTC MAX 4G won’t be showing up anywhere else, but forgive us if we’re natural sceptics. Meanwhile Verizon finally confirmed that the BlackBerry Storm 9530 would hit stores on November 24th, priced from $199.99, AT&T released the QuickFire, and Nokia confirmed the open-secret that is the E63 smartphone.
Pure Digital launched their latest point and shoot camcorder today, the high-definition Flip MinoHD. Keeping the same, sleek styling of the Mino camcorder launched back in June, the MinoHD adds 720p recording (1280 x 720) and, at 4GB, double the memory of its standard-definition counterpart. But has the Flip gone high-maintenance along with high-definition?
Flip have announced their latest camcorder, the MinoHD, capable of recording 720p high-definition widescreen footage to its 4GB of internal memory. Designed with the same, ease-of-use principles as the rest of the Flip range, the MinoHD has a 1.5-inch glare-free display, minimal controls (which are touch sensitive) and built-in FlipShare editing and uploading software that installs automatically via the pop-out USB 2.0 port. In a first for the company, you can specify custom casing designs either from a range of existing options or by uploading your own image.