Christina Warren for Mashable on the demise of the Flip video camera:
Meanwhile, the allure of the Flip — low cost video that can easily be uploaded to websites like Facebook or YouTube — was superseded by video cameras built into smartphones. In addition to the video being as good (if not better) on modern smartphones, phones have a built-in data connection and can upload video directly to the web — no computer required.
Hardly surprising, really, considering how good at taking and uploading videos smart phones have become.
The moment the iPhone 4 came out with HD video recording I knew: that was it… Flip is dead.