Panasonic has announced the production of the world’s first portable Blu-Ray player, featuring an 8.9 inch LCD screen, as well as Internet connectivity for BD Live and other Internet services like Amazon Video-on-Demand, YouTube, Bloomberg, etc. T
The New York Times Gadgetwise blog is going WTF: they argue rightfully that an 8.9 inch screen isn’t going to be able to show off Blu-Ray’s high-def advantages. That’s true, but clearly, they are banking on the fact that Blu-Ray is going to be the de facto DVD standard from now on, and people will still want to watch Blu-Ray movies on the airplane.
Expect to see more Blu-Ray portable players coming out over the next year, short of tehj format’s complete implosion before the brunt of streaming video.
Portable Blu-Ray [Gadget Wise]