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TI Demonstrates Cell Phone Projector

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  1. Jimmy 2004

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    Texas Instruments is on the verge of successfully releasing its new “pico” projector which should be small enough to fit inside a mobile phone, allowing users to project DVD quality movies. Although the phone itself was a fake, TI successfully demonstrated the technology with a real projector at CES (but no pictures were allowed then) and there there is now some more information about it. It contains three lasers, a DLP chip and a power supply, coming in at a mere 1.5” long, however TI has not confirmed when this technology will be made available to firms for use in cell phones. Although this isn’t the first idea of a cell phone projector, it’s the most convincing prototype yet and certainly has the potential to be integrated into phones of the future.
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    very cool.

    but i wonder just how much power this thing will eat up, and wether any phone battery would be capable of powering it for any lenghty period of time...
     
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    Imagine all the things I could use this for. Awesome as shit.
     
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    I'd rather just have a super-portable projector than having it built into a cell.
     
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    Or an ever so slightly less than super-portable projector, that's capable of 1080p.
     
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    Yea, I'm not sure why they are muddying the form-factor breakthrough by saying it'll be in a phone. The thing stands on it's own without trying make it a swiss army knife. Hell, they should integrate it with my toothbrush. ;)
     
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    everything will be integrated with phones someday - credit cards, passwords, email, document storage, dvd movies and projectors (evidently).

    and i think that most people who are projecting with their cell phone will be able to plug it in while doing so (i'm thinking laptop + projector replacement in the ultra small form of a cell phone)
     
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    Comon now ;P what are you going to watch to DVDs on?? You have to have the projector @_o



    But seriously give me a projector the size of my laptop power supply and I'll be thrilled.
     

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