Samsung MBP200 & Anycall Show Pico-Projectors with TI DLP
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Unlike existing pico-projectors, based on Texas Instruments‘ chipset , Samsung have taken the TI chipset and integrated it into standalone products that don’t necessarily require an external video source. In fact their MBP200 PMP and Anycall Show both offer the portable mini-cinema experience all on their own.
Both models are headed to the Korean market but with plans on North America.
The first one, MBP200, is a PMP - complete with internal 2.2-inch LCD display, DMB TV tuner, video and MP3 playback, it can project a 480 x 320, 50-inch image such as a video (DivX, Xvid, WMV9 Simple Profile, MPEG-2 or MPEG-4) or presentation file (pdf, ppt, doc, xls or txt), and supports up to 16GB of storage using microSD cards. It has both a 3.5mm headphone jack and a small built-in speaker, together with a video input socket.
The other one, the Anycall Show, is a smartphone takes the same projector technology and integrates it into a touchscreen handset with 3G, GPS and Samsung’s TouchWiz GUI. Firing up the projector is as straightforward as choosing “Projector” from the main menu and then selecting a source; that can be either video or still images (where PowerPoint and other Office files are seemingly categorized too). The camera button on the lower right-hand side doubles as a rotation control, flipping the picture to full-screen, and swipe gestures move between slides or pictures.