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    I saw it at the keynote for pre way back when, just wondering if it will ever happen.
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    What are you referring to?
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    Eventually. It will most likely be on the new palmpad. (HDMI out)

    I don't see the pressing need for it on a smartphone, more of a bragging right.
    Palm Vx -> Treo 600 -> Treo 700p -> Centro -> Pre (Launch Phone 06/06/09) -> AT&T Pre Plus with Sprint EVDO swap -> Samsung Epic 4G w/ Froyo
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    Eventually. It will most likely be on the new palmpad. (HDMI out)

    I don't see the pressing need for it on a smartphone, more of a bragging right.
    Palm Vx -> Treo 600 -> Treo 700p -> Centro -> Pre (Launch Phone 06/06/09) -> AT&T Pre Plus with Sprint EVDO swap -> Samsung Epic 4G w/ Froyo
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantHeppes View Post
    What are you referring to?
    The jury-rigged CES one, no doubt.
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    Right now, HDMI-out is a gimmick non-feature like front-facing cameras: it's a nice thing in theory, and every three months you might even use it once, but it never sold a single phone and there are maybe seven people in the world that NEED it.

    Like front-facing cameras, HDMI-out will be a feature you will find in random phones and that the press/blogs will point at, but not greatly care... UNTIL apple gets it. From that point forward, release a phone without it if you want it to stay on that shelf forever. Like "facetime" - phones were able to do video conferences over 3G long before Apple released the iPhone, even longer before they gave the iPhone 3G. Nobody cared. Now it's a killer feature because otherwise the phone would be worse than the iPhone.

    All that said, give me HDMI-out three times before you give me video chat once. I can see myself getting a lot of use out of HDMI-out when I actually have it, but cannot see myself doing video chats. I guess I'm just not self-important enough, or remember my friends' faces too well to require constant reminders on the phone.
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    Yes but actually I would like to see wireless hdmi on a future Pre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by double1 View Post
    Yes but actually I would like to see wireless hdmi on a future Pre.
    Honestly, that sounds very expensive. I honestly don't think that is really needed in a mobile device. Mini HDMI out sounds good enough for me.
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    I don't see a need for it in any case, but like GrantHeppes said, a miniHdmi out would be a nice lil' touch.

    Prolly not gonna see this on a Pre or Pixi. It'll definately be the next hardware revision, if not after that. I just don't see much need in it...
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    Why would you want tv out... ? You can't even put more than one movie on it and then at that point it will die before the movie is over.
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    my old touch pro could out put to RCA. but it has become a new standard on new smartphones so the next pre has to have it.
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    if you have a USB input on your tv, you can play media to it through the USB partition... saw something about it on some developer blog... sounds do-able as long as you can browse folders..
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    That is correct, Samsung tv's do support USB mass storage devices, but that does mean that your phone would be basically off for the time you are veiwing.
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    IIRC the Samsung USB function only supports audio and pictures no video though. Haven't used it on my setup since I have the HTPC hooked up to my Samsung.
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    Yeah, I can't see the Pre battery handling a TV app.
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    Battery would be the least of my worries, if I have my phone plugged into my TV I have power close. The only time I would use this is when streaming something I can't get locally (like back when Sprint had the NFL app I did this often with audio to my surround sound and would do it with video on certain things that are available thru mobile).

    Other than that, would just be a neat show off feature to show people pics and vids when you are out and about.
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    It would be useful for those travel-sized projectors (or regular-sized ones, depending on the circumstances) for presentations.

    I did see a pocket-sized projector the other day that is USB and has software built into the projector to use the USB device (i.e. a flash drive) as a hard drive to show certain types of files from. I don't know if this would work with a Pre (in USB mode, I assume) or not, but I did wonder if it would.

    Like another poster said, I have no use for video chat. There's nobody I know who I'd want to video chat with (voice only is fine with me) and even if I wanted to video chat with my best friend, she only has a dumb phone with no plans on getting a smart phone anytime soon due to cost.
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    I have Sprint and I would you use it if "Sprint TV" looked watchable on a big screen. Then I could cancel my cable.

    The only issue I see is if I received a phone call I would like for Sprint TV to pause and give me the ability to go back to that card and unpause to contuine watching. I would have to have wifi for this to work. Probably not gonna happen but I can dream.

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