Pico Projector

AT&T LG eXpo with detachable pico-projector coming Dec 7th [Updated]

AT&T LG eXpo with detachable pico-projector coming Dec 7th [Updated]

There's no sign of an official press release yet - nor a product page - but AT&T are tipped to have unveiled their latest LG smartphone, the LG eXpo.  A touchscreen Windows Mobile 6.5 handset, the eXpo's secret magic is a detachable Texas Instruments DLP projector, which can be used to project videos, images and webpages.

Update: The LG eXpo product page is now live - thanks Alejandro!

Update 2: Pricing is confirmed at $199 for the LG eXpo itself (assuming a new, two-year contract and a mail-in rebate) and $179 for the pico-projector attachment.

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Fujitsu F-04B modular cellphone with pico-projector gets played with

Fujitsu F-04B modular cellphone with pico-projector gets played with

If you thought you'd seen it all in Nokia's Vision of 2015 video, book a flight to Tokyo and stop by Fujitsu's offices there.  They haven't seen to have got the memo that modular, wirelessly-connected mobile phones with integrated pico-projectors are meant to be the stuff of futurology, not fact, and as such have produced a working version of their F-04B cellphone.  Akihabara have been for a play, and claim it's a brilliant multifunctional device.

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BeamBox MiLi Evolution iPhone Projector gets bargain price-tag

BeamBox MiLi Evolution iPhone Projector gets bargain price-tag

We're so used to seeing pico-projectors integrated into futuristic concepts that have little chance of shipping, that to hear about a product actually headed to shelves is quite unusual.  BeamBox's MiLi Evolution iPhone Projector looks like the sort of thing some industrial designer would use to try to make his name, but the combination iPhone/iPod touch case, projector and charging cradle is actually expected to go up for preorder at the end of November.

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Ericsson Spider Computer projection-packed concept [Video]

Ericsson Spider Computer projection-packed concept [Video]

The wisdom of designing gadgets that look like spiders when so many people find the many-legged bugs creepy is arguably lacking, but that hasn't stopped Ericsson.  The company's latest concept is the so-called Ericsson Spider Computer, a tripod design that will incorporate a full PC, pico-projector, laser keyboard and integrated 3G, and offer the people of 2020 an easily transported computing setup.

Video demo after the cut

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DigiLife DDV-JF1 HD camcorder with integrated pico-projector

DigiLife DDV-JF1 HD camcorder with integrated pico-projector

No, not a pico-projector with a porthole, but DigiLife's DDV-JF1, the first point-and-shoot pocket camcorder to also integrate a mini projector.  Similar in concept to the Nikon Coolpix S1000pj, only concentrating on moving pictures rather than stills, the DDV-JF1 can record up to 1280 x 720 30fps video in H.264 format to SD cards (up to 32GB supported), then display it via the pico-projector hardware at the end.

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Microvision now shipping SHOWWX pico laser projector

Microvision now shipping SHOWWX pico laser projector

We caught our first glimpse of the Microvision SHOWWX laser pico projector back around CES 2009 in January. The projector is the world's first laser pico unit. Pico projectors have hit the market in force this year, but they typically use DLP technology. Microvision has announced that it has received a purchase order and is now shipping the SHOWWX projector.

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