We’ve heard about mobile phones projecting images before, with Motorola announcing several months back they’d signed a deal ‘pico projector’ firm Microvision, and even rumours that Texas Instruments were interested in the technology, but this is the first time we’ve seen hard evidence it’s possible. And, would you believe, Texas Instruments pipped Motorola to the post.
If you’re scratching your head wondering why Texas Instruments sounds familiar to you, it’s because they’re the people who put digital light processing (DLP) chips inside projectors and televisions. Add mobile phones to that list, as Engadget actually got hands-on with a prototype unit recently, as you can see above. The mobile above is using lasers for their light source, but apparently they plan on using LEDs for future models.