Digital Projectors are nothing new. They can throw brilliant, high-definition video across a room, onto anything from a sheet, a wall, or even the person’s shirt in front of you. While projectors once were large, unmovable things bolted to the floor in movie theaters, they’ve gotten much smaller and much more portable. Many are small enough to pack in a bag, and some are small enough to carry in your pocket. Not long ago we saw a pico-projector add-on for a Windows Mobile phone that looked like a great idea, but never took off.
According to an article from Forbes, TI is readying a new line of pico-projectors that are very small, very energy efficient, and promise to bring a big-screen experience to the smartphones that we all carry with us.
Although somewhat bulky in this proof-of-concept phone, the thought of Netflix (or a pocket-sized version of Google TV) streaming over my 3G/4G connection, projecting a large, HD image on the wall makes me very, very excited!
What about you? Would you go out of your way to buy a smartphone with a pico-projector built-in? Let us know why or why not in the comments!