yesterday announced that it has signed an agreement with Motorola to develop
pico projector display solutions for mobile applications leveraging
Microvision's ultra-miniature laser based display engine, called PicoP.
Tiny laser-based projectors are expected to enable a "big screen" viewing
experience from mobile devices. By projecting content displayed on the device
screen onto a wall, object or even a curved surface, mobile users could easily
share Websites or multimedia applications such as movies, personal videos,
mobile TV, photographs and presentations with friends or business colleagues.
"Motorola is committed to driving technology innovation that will enable
the next generation of great consumer experiences," said Rob Shaddock, CTO,
Motorola Mobile Devices business. "Working together with Microvision, we are
pursuing ways that projection technology can redefine how mobile consumers
view and interact with the media they take with them."
"With its slim form factor and low power requirements, Microvision's
PicoP projector is optimized for the mobile environment," stated Alexander
Tokman, President and CEO of Microvision. "We believe that our unique
display technology, combined with Motorola's focus on delivering cool
experiences, would allow mobile users to enhance their viewing of
information and entertainment."
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, however the companies revealed
they will work together initially to integrate Microvision's latest PicoP
projector inside a functioning mobile device for demonstration purposes. This
prototype handset will utilize Microvision's new, WVGA (854 x 480 color pixels)
wide angle scanner, first demonstrated in May 2007 at the Society of Information
Display annual conference.
Wow, and now let us hope we will see the first devices running Windows
Mobile. Imagine to have a "Moto Q with PicoP" and then watching TV over the
Slingbox, wouldn't it be great?
Hopefully this technology comes out of the development stage soon.
Cheers ~ Arne