BBC iPlayer Engineer Lets Slip Retina Display iPad 2 Reference

Geoff Marshall, an Interactive Operations Engineer at the BBC, posted a rather intriguing tweet on his personal Twitter account yesterday, one that mentions the iPad 2.

The engineer, whose role is to ensure that the iPlayer service, runs smoothly mentions that the iPlayer may take advantage of the higher resolution screen that the iPad 2 has got, before adding that "HD content will look good".

According to ZDNet, Marshall's Twitter account has now been set to private. The two Twitter accounts mentioned in the brief tweet are for Zee M Kane from social news website TNW (TheNextWeb) and UK-based Silner.

The BBC iPlayer app for the iPad and the Android platforms will be released on the 10th of February, only a couple of days before the rumoured launch of the iOS 4.3 and the iPad 2 tablet.

Coincidentally, Sunday is also going to be the day when LG, Samsung and Sony Ericsson are going to launch their latest smartphones and tablets on the eve of the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona.