I’ll Have a Projector With That

Recent cell phones and PDAs have had all types of gadgets included with them, but how about a new one – a projector!

South Korean company Iljin Display is developing a laser video projector, small enough to be integrated into handhelds, cell phones and other mobile gadgets, that could be released next year.

According to The Korea Times, the projector uses Single LCD Panel technology to project a 7-inch full-color image of photos, videos, and so on.

This new type of projector uses just one LCD screen instead of conventional units that require a set of three – red, green, and blue. The use of just one screen redcues projector sizes and even more importantly helps reduce manufacturing costs.

Iljin Display’s smallest prototype was about the size of a packet of cigarettes, and the company explained that the projector could be matchbox size by the end of 2006.

The company has been working on the project with Korean handset manufacturers like Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics since December. The first projector for cell phones will go on sale next April.

“We expect about five percent of all mobile phones to have the video projector function by 2010. That is more than 60 million units,Â’Â’ Park Seung-gwon, CEO of Iljin Display, said at a press conference in Seoul on Thursday.

Recent cell phones and PDAs have had all types of gadgets included with them, but how about a new one – a projector!

South Korean company Iljin Display is developing a laser video projector, small enough to be integrated into handhelds, cell phones and other mobile gadgets, that could be released next year.

According to The Korea Times, the projector uses Single LCD Panel technology to project a 7-inch full-color image of photos, videos, and so on.

This new type of projector uses just one LCD screen instead of conventional units that require a set of three – red, green, and blue. The use of just one screen redcues projector sizes and even more importantly helps reduce manufacturing costs.

Iljin Display’s smallest prototype was about the size of a packet of cigarettes, and the company explained that the projector could be matchbox size by the end of 2006.

The company has been working on the project with Korean handset manufacturers like Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics since December. The first projector for cell phones will go on sale next April.

“We expect about five percent of all mobile phones to have the video projector function by 2010. That is more than 60 million units,Â’Â’ Park Seung-gwon, CEO of Iljin Display, said at a press conference in Seoul on Thursday.

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