It’s looking good that HDMI might become a standard port on small gadgets if the new connector is approved. The prototype mini-HDMI connector (far left) can transmits all the data as its full size counterparts, but is significantly smaller. How small? It’s half as small as the current portable size and even a touch smaller than micro USB. Somehow the 6.4mm wide connector still has 19 pins arranged into two rows.
This prototype might be included in the next revision of HDMI, which is scheduled to drop sometime within the next few months. If it’s included then, we might see devices sporting the new connector by the end of the year. Just think: mini HDMI on cell phones, UMPC, netbooks, and camcorders. We can’t wait to see how this is implemented.