Sanyo showed off a pretty impressive piece of technology in Japan today with their latest prototype projector. This projector is capable of full HD images at 16:9 and 1080p. But that's not the cool part. What's cool is this projector has a super short-throw. I mean, really short.
Even though AT&T just received a bunch of new phones that focus on texting as a primary feature, Sprint is not a company to be outdone and have just announced the Kyocera Sanyo SCP-2700.
This latest texting phone is mostly keyboard and somewhat cheap looking. But that's okay. This texting device hones in on one or two primary features, meaning extravagance isn't required. Other features include the Sprint Seven email program, Microsoft Exchange support, a 1.3-megapixel camera, speakerphone, Bluetooth, GPS and more.
The screen measures in at 2.2-inches with a 320 x 240 resolution. One cute feature is a dedicated button for inserting emoticons. But just because there are texting features aplenty on this phone, it's by no means smart. You can get the SCP-2700 on May 10 for $29.99.
Sanyo have announced the PDG-DHT100L, a pro-class native-1080p DLP projector capable of 7,500:1 contrast and 6,500 lumens brightness thanks to dual 330W HP bulbs and a twin color wheel system. Suited to 24/7 installs, the DHT100L comes with user-interchangeable color wheels that allow the option of high brightness or rich color reproduction.
We kicked off the week with our review of the Sony VAIO P, the company's "don't call it a netbook" companion ultraportable. It's interesting to contrast it with Acer's just-confirmed 10-inch Aspire One, which will likely offer greater performance at less than half the price. Elsewhere, Sanyo took the wraps off of their 2009 Xacti camcorder range, including a very tempting 1080p 60fps model, and HTC announced the Touch Cruise smartphone with an integrated GPS-tagged memory app. In other smartphone news, everyone got surprisingly agitated about President Obama's super-secret messaging phone.
Sanyo have taken the wraps off of their 2009 line-up of Xacti camcorders, including an update to the company's popular pistol-grip full-HD HDX range. The new Sanyo Xacti HDX-2000, shown here in gold and black, is capable of full HD 1080p recording at 60fps together with 8-megapixel stills (interpolated up to 12-megapixel) that can be taken simultaneously. Sanyo have also introduced a traditional camcorder form-factor version, the Xacti DMX-FH11, which has an integrated 8GB of flash memory. Both models have microSD slots.