Flip MinoHD Gets UK Launch

The Flip MinoHD has been announced in the UK, months after its release in the US and will be the company's main offering against other HD-capable devices from rival firms.

The company behind Flip Video, Pure Digital Technologies, was purchased in March 2009 by Cisco and the latter hasn't had much influence on the design of the MinoHD it seems.

It keeps the winning formula of the previous Flip devices with a small screen, "iPod Mini" form factor and a pull out USB port which is used to transfer video footage to any PC, Linux or Mac computer.

The 2-inch colour screen should be enough for short previews and the fact that the device's memory has been increased to 8GB is a welcomed addition. Its autonomy has also been pushed to 120 minutes when doing 720p recording.

As expected, there's a HDMI port and the Flip MinoHD can even upload content to Youtube and other video websites. It has a 2x digital zoom and the video is recorded at a resolution of 1280x720 pixel at 30 fps.

The Flip MinoHD will be available in the UK from the 8th of April from Firebox for £180. It will face some serious competition from the Toshiba Camileo S10, the Kodak Zi8 and the Creative VadoHD.

You can find more details about the MinoHD over at Flip where you'll be stunned by the wide array of finish you can apply to the camera.

Our Comments

The Flip MinoHD is bound to face some serious competition from the next generation smartphones. The new EVO 4G from HTC has particularly impressed us because like the Flip MinoHD it can record at HD ready resolutions AND it comes with a HDMI port as well.

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