updated 11:30 am EST, Fri February 13, 2009
Samsung Show W7900
Samsung this morning officially unveiled the first phone to have Texas Instruments' DLP Pico technology built-in. The Show W7900 for Korea (pictured) and its Euro-centric equivalent, the i7410 both take advantage of the small chipset and a compact projector to cast an image on a screen or wall which is much larger than the phone's LCD: images upwards of 50 inches diagonal are possible in suitably low light. Samsung envisions the feature as letting owners present slideshows directly from phones or for playing videos at a TV-like size.
Both versions of the phone have a full-length OLED touchscreen with flick gestures, a 5-megapixel camera and built-in speakers. The W7900 appears first and will ship later this month in its native Korea, while the i7410 is due "soon." It's not known whether Samsung is planning a North American version of the phone.