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Apple iPhone 4G Smartphone To Record HD Content?

We wrote last month that Apple could position the iPhone 4G as the first HD Ready smartphone of 2010 and now, details have surface that seem to support this theory.

According to information extracted from the latest iPhone 4.0 OS Beta SDK Image Capture Framework, the next iPhone should be able to record content at 1280x720 pixels, which corresponds to HD-ready resolutions.

A few weeks ago, Gizmodo's Jason Chen, said that the iPhone 4G prototype they got hold of had a significantly higher resolution than the current one which stands at 480x320 pixels.

Given that the X10 can display 854x480 pixels on a 4-inch screen, we suspect that Apple will up the ante and deliver a screen that can effectively display HD resolution, something that's entirely doable and could allow Apple to claim the title of first ever phone capable of actually displaying HD content.

A number of other rivals like the HTC HD2, the Samsung Omnia and the Sony Ericsson Vivaz can already record in HD video and all of them offer camera resolution of 5-megapixel or more.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.