MWC 2010: Texas Instruments OMAP4 Blaze prototype packs in Android, dual-screens and a projector

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Texas Instruments omap4 blaze.JPGHere’s one of the crazier items we’ve seen come out of Mobile World Congress this week, the Texas Instruments OMAP4 Blaze prototype.

At first glance it looks like an oversized Blackberry, what with its curved shape and bottom set keyboard. But there is way more to it than that. Featuring dual screens, it can run Android on one, whilst streaming TV on the other, all while projecting video at the same time too.

The fun doesn’t stop there though, as the OMAP4 Blaze prototype can also record and playback 1080p HD video, process 20 MP images, output stereoscopic 3D and features gesture recognition too.

Sadly, it’s unlikely we’ll ever see this chunky bit of kit hit shops: the prototype has been put together to show off the potential for Texas Instruments’ newly-built OMAP4 system. Lower spec OMAP4 chips will be hitting Android smartphones in the near future, but the prototype does offer an exciting glimpse at what a super-charged dual-screen smartphone could be capable of.

Via: Electric Pig

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Gerald Lynch