Smartphones leading to telecomms towards video
Access to internet video could be stimulated by the new iPhone (Craig Nicholson)
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The latest incarnation of Apple’s iPhone has the potential to make video calling grow in popularity, a technology expert has indicated.
Conrad Longmore, editor at Mobile Gazette, highlighted that although the technology already exists, there does not seem to be much interest in it. “Apple have a way of taking these technologies and turning them into something truly impressive that customers actually want,” he explained.
As a result, video calling may well become the norm when the iPhone 4 is released, Mr Longmore suggested, providing the handsets have the capabilities in order to cope. He continued: “A higher resolution display is absolutely essential for the iPhone to remain competitive.”
Many other handsets on the market at the moment simply do not offer the level of sophistication in technology that is needed to make video calling possible, so this latest launch could well turn the industry on its head.
Among the features of the new iPhone 4 is a five megapixel camera with LED flash, HD video recording and up to 40 per cent longer talk time compared to the existing handsets. Furthermore, the mobile phone comes with iOS 4, the newest version of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system.