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