Enterprise Mobility: Sony Bloggie Touch, Flip HD Hold Dedicated-Device Line vs. Smartphones

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2011-01-25
 
 
 

Sony Bloggie Touch, Flip HD Hold Dedicated-Device Line vs. Smartphones

by Nicholas Kolakowski

Sony Bloggie Touch, Flip HD Hold Dedicated-Device Line vs. Smartphones

Dedicated Devices

Mobile cameras from Sony's Bloggie and Cisco's Flip franchises. These devices take high-resolution video, but could be pressured by the rise of general-purpose devices with multiple camera functions, including smartphones.

Dedicated Devices

Touch Screen

Dedicated cameras have increasingly embraced touch screens as a method of user input, as seen in the Sony Bloggie Touch (right). Sony is prepping a 3D version of the device for release.

Touch Screen

Setup

Dedicated devices offer the advantages of easy setup and quick use. In the Bloggie's case, there's one button to turn it on, one big red-and-black button to record, and a USB port to upload the images and video to your PC and Mac.

Setup

Resolution

Dedicated devices' competitive advantage is that they perform their limited functions in very powerful ways. The Bloggie Touch can shoot video in 1,920-by-1,080 resolution, along with 12.8-megapixel still images