Let me guess....
The marketing tagline will be "It's well weapon" q.f. Nathan Barley.....
Viewing videos on your smartphone's tiny display may soon be a thing of the past, replaced by your phone's ability to project that video onto a screen, wall, or even a friend's shirt. According to a report on Monday by Taiwan-based market-watcher DigiTimes, mobile-technology-and-more manufacturer Foxlink has begun …
I like the idea, but, as with my iPhone, because I have more things I can do on it, the more I have to charge. Battery technology needs to do some catch up. And before I get flammed for having an iPhone, I'd rather have it as slim as it is that a fat brick.
@Simon, sadly we are that slow. I was in Japan a while ago and when almost everyone there had colour phones, we, the UK (and I guess a lot of Europe) were oooing and aaahing about being able to have them. C'est la vie - but you need to remember people have to be prepared to pay for these things. I've been in Germany a lot and the last time I checked, most mobile phone contracts were a minimum of two years, hence the technology lag.... (dunno what it's like in Japan for contracts)
Paris, cus she's not fat...
Agreed. The main reason I have to avoid a SmartPhone is that my need for a mobile phone is strangely enough to be able to call people whilst on the move. Having a laptop with a 3G card I can generally access the Net whilst out and about, but of course Skype doesn't work that well on 3G. I had one phone (one of the earlier Three ones, an LG model) that required charging all the time, which was a complete pain. Never again will I get a phone that requires charging more than every 2 days, no matter what it offers. Which rules out the iPhone for me, especially with lack of ability to swap a replacement battery in.
Foxcon makes the iphone!
however the comment about power drain vs battery is a very valid one, I have all off the iphone/clones amoung my friends and collegues and all complain of power drain, G1,magic,iphone,nokia , etc start running a few apps, turn on wifi and the battery life goes through the floor.
Have a look at the 2001 Symbian/Psion concept prototype shown in the top right of this pic:
The Psion Halo is basically a complete 3G phone built into a headset, and has no screen but instead projects an image onto a flat wall, and uses voice recognition. Not much privacy though...
......think of the teachers.
The mental breakdown inducing humiliation of having a cock and balls projected onto your back every time you turn to write something on the black/white/digi -board.
On the other hand.....
How cool would it be as a child to be able to project a cock and balls onto your teachers back when ever they turn to write on the black/white/digi - board?
./Paris. Cos she's had a few things projected onto her over the years.
The probability of Apple releasing another iPhone or a Tablety thing with a pico projector before Xmas is zero.
I don't think you'll see this in next years iPhone either, unless there's a major advance in battery tech it'll be swish new design, double the GB, OLED screen & cameras plural.
"By Mycho Posted Monday 6th July 2009 18:44 GMT
The ability to project a pair of comedy breasts onto your friend's shirt, anyone?"
Thank you. I've been cracking my brain what for this could be used. Not for consultants etc as they can use better dedicated projectors. Watching movies on the move? Where to project the picture?
Comedy breasts is the answer.
I am a caver and abandoned mine explorer and our community would love a tiny projector and some blue tooth speakers to run an underground cinema without lugging tonnes of equipment though tight tunnels. Imagine the sounds echoing throughout the chambers and the image high up on a flat limestone wall in pitch black. The French have already managed an underground cinema in the Paris catacombs.
For them that moan about having to charge the battery every 2 days try picking a phone with a decent battery size, like the nokia e71 with its 1500mah battery.
That's what we need. A pair of those video glasses, pref. 3D. Phones are personal media devices, not public information outlets.
After reading the comments, my first thought (in a not icky way) was kids projecting naughty images of themselves thereby getting every adult on the bus arrested for watching child porn.
And yea, battery life really should be their holy grail, not more bling.
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