Thursday, February 12, 2009

Samsung Shows Mobile Phone With Embedded Projection

Samsung Electronics in conjunction with Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the first mobile phones with an embedded projection capability. This would allow a user to share mobile content with a room full of viewers. The project image could be in excess of 50 inches, depending upon the ambient light condition.

The projection capability is based on TI's DLP Pico chipset first announced a year ago and which has now entered production.

Other features of the new phones will include a 5.0-megapixel camera, a high-resolution color OLED touchscreen, intuitive flick navigation to view presentations and photo slideshows, and built-in audio speakers.

TI said its DLP display technology offers clarity down to the most minute detail, delivering pictures rich with color, contrast and brightness projectors for business, home, professional venue, digital cinema and large screen HDTVs. At the heart of every DLP chip is an array of up to 2.2 million microscopic mirrors which switch incredibly fast to create a high resolution, highly reliable, full color image. DLP technology's chip architecture and inherent speed advantage provides razor-sharp images and excellent reproduction of fast motion video. Since early 1996, more than 20 million DLP subsystems have been shipped.