Reports about unlocked cell phones with projectors have run rampant in recent years. The first reports were first seen in October 2008. These reports stated that developers were already working on a design that would bring a mobile device with a built in projector to Japan in the coming months. This project has taken a little bit longer than expected, but Japan’s biggest mobile carrier, NTT Docomo announced today that they would be offering the new handset with built in projection starting on Friday.
It will be the first phone that allows users to project images on to wall and screens, and could be the start of a revolution in the mobile industry. The device, which is called the Sharp SH-06 will feature a 3.7 inch touchscreen that features a 480x854 resolution. The device will also feature a prjector that has nine lumens of brightness and a 640x360 resolution, allowing you to quickly and easily share online videos with friends without having to pass the phone around.
As you might imagine, the phone will also come with a OneSeg digital TV tuner, which seems to make a lot of sense and will go along nicely with the projector. The device will also have Blu-Ray record connectivity, allowing users to project Blu-Ray images through the projector.
Along with the projector, the Sharp SH-06 will feature a 5.3 mega pixel CMOS camera, completely with auto-focus, that will allow you to take high quality photos. At just 137 grams, you would really expect the first handset with built in projection to weight substantially more in order to house the technology. If this turns out to be a hit in Japan, you can expect companies to quickly make plans to bring the technology to the US sometime thereafter. This is one feature that all mobile enthusiasts should keep their eye on.
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