Details are still fuzzy, but with very little fanfare it appears the world's first cell phone with a built-in projector has arrived. A company called Logic Wireless is claiming a CES debut of The Logic Bolt (in partnership with T-Mobile, no less). The phone has "razor-sharp" projections which can grow its screen size by 3000 percent and still retains a remarkably slim footprint, if the photos are any indication.
Full specs below:
Network: QUAD Band GSM/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
size for reference 115.6X23.3X48.6 mm
Talk time: 2-3 hours
Stand-by Time: 200-250 hours
Video play time under projector mode: More than 2 hour (Battery)
Main Display Screen: 240×320 QVGA 2.4 TFT LCD
Resolution of projector:640×480 VGA
area/distance for projector :as TV screen of 34-64. 1-2m focus can be adjusted
External Video Interface: CVBS, support VGA Interface through a conversion line
that connects with PC
Camera: 3 Mega Pixels
mp3, mp4 player, support 3GPP/AVI
Support DVD, PMP, TV BOX, PC and Table computer to project.
Language: English and other languages supported!
How do I get the projector with out the phone?
damn...thats some crazy ass s*** they came up with ....good work...could be handy in situations _^!
projector w/o phone= mpro110
i was just talking to a friend about the future of cel phones and portable data devices in general and we both agreed that the future could very well be a mixture of display projection technology (like this) and camera tracking technology (for touch screen and keyboard interaction)
you place your phone on a surface.
a forward-facing camera scans the area in front of the phone for a suitable surface to project a full screen display onto and then uses the same camera to track your hand/finger movements for interaction with that display and also to track the display surface itself in case you happen to move the phone. it could choose to display on a wall or even the table top ahead of the phone.
at the same time, an aft-facing camera scans the area behind the phone for a place to project a full sized keyboard display and also uses that camera to track your fingers for typing on the projected keyboard.
two projectors, two cameras, endless possibilities
This is alsome
Everyone interested in this should review this:
Microvision is the perpetual company. They have been working on this for 5 years, but is now coming to market in 2009. They are also working with Motorola so you can imagine what they will come up with.
The PicoP uses a RGB laser diodes so you don't have to focus. I saw it at a meeting last year (I am a shareholder) and it is impressive. One other benefit is the resolution for the PicoP is much better than the one in this phone. This phone is an early MP3 player. PicoP will be the iPod. (I hope :-))
We ran into these guys at CES and were impressed with the Logic Bolt, as well as the designers' technical savvy.
These guys are from University of Arizona (one currently enrolled) -- working hard on the cellphone projector since October. The beauty of the projector is it's cordless-wireless-mobility nature -- Having MS viewer also makes it a slam dunk for doing an impromptu sales presentation in an elevator; and is a useful tool for field engineers to access internet content for projected-display. Outdoor movies anytime!
The micro projector vendors at CES were pretty shocked to hear about them... Way to go Logic Wireless!
I think the Samsung W7900 blows the Logic Bolt out of the water. Samsung - better features and it is available to the public (at least in Korea).