Nokia: HD Coming to Mobile Phones
The movement towards clearer pictures and video on mobile devices is expected to advance so much that high-definition video may soon arrive on handsets. That’s according to Nokia’s chief technology officer, who called HD cell phones “a couple of years away.”
Speaking in an interview with Reuters Tero Ojanpera, the CTO of the Finnish telecom giant, said that while television-quality video on a cell phone has only recently become a reality, it is quite possible to envision the day when HD-quality video makes the same leap.
Obstacles in the way of such adoption include cost, battery life and the affect it would have on the quality of the phone’s still camera. Reuters quoted a research analyst as placing the likelihood of the first HD video phones as in 2010 or 2011, but at that point less than 10 percent of devices would likely have the capability. Broadcom and Texas Instruments have both developed prototypes for the relevant chip technology.