updated 02:05 pm EDT, Wed April 7, 2010
Flip Slide HD would let users preview on device
Cisco is about to release the first major design for the Flip since the company bought Pure Digital, a scoop from a Best Buy store has confirmed. Aping the design of a phone slider, the Flip Slide HD would have the familiar small LCD and basic recording controls but an angled slide-out view with a second, larger screen to watch videos much like a portable DVD player. Superficially, the body should resemble the Flip Mino HD rather than the bulkier Ultra line.
The Slide is still expected by Engadget to record at just 720p versus the 1080p of some of its rivals, but it would have 16GB of storage built-in. Cisco estimates on the packaging that the storage would be good enough for about four hours of video.
Most other details are absent, including the pricing and the ship date, but the presence of complete retail packaging hints that the Flip Slide HD is on the verge of being launched and will be available immediately when it's uncovered.