And, as I expected (here's my blog from earlier today), video capture and calling is now front and center (the headline story, in fact). Now, the 4G is about HD video capture and management. And, now, there are cameras on both sides -- why? For live video calling of course! (Something I anticipated in December 2006 and am happy to see finally here!). The iPhone's version of iChat is called FaceTime.
So, industry blog NewTeeVee asks the provocative question -- "Did Apple's iPhone 4 Just Kill the Flip" (Cisco's Flip that is -- which Cisco paid $590 million to acquire merely 1.5 years ago)?
While "Kill" is a strong word, it certainly isn't a good day for the Flip. I have always doubted the Flip's long-term viability as a stand-alone video recording device. I have always felt that mobile video capture ultimately would become merely another feature -- an important one to be sure -- but just another feature in a compelling smart phone.
And, THE single most compelling smart phone remains the iPhone -- which just got a whole lot more compelling ...