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Cellphone Projectors on the Way?

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South Korea's Iljin Display has been crowing about its coin-sized laser projector module for more than a year with no haps, but now the company says it's inked a deal with South Korea Telecom (SK Telecom) to mass-produce the projector for use inside cellphones. Is Iljin's so-called Nano Projector finally for real?

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Iljin says the diminutive projector will be installed in SK Telecom's cellphones beginning this September, and those pocket-theater-toting cellphones will be for sale both in Korea and perhaps even here in the US soon thereafter.

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The company blurted out even more bluster about the future of its of its pint-sized projectors, saying by the end of this year it will begin cranking out tiny stand-alone units that'll let you set up an 800-pound milligram-ish guerrilla theater with a 20-inch screen virtually anywhere you want. We'll believe it when we see it.

Iljin Display to Commercialize Nano Projector [Far East Gizmos, via Digital Tokyo]

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bubbaprog
Timothy Burke

Ah, yet another technology Science Fiction in the 50's and 60's said we'd have "In the Year 2000."

Nice to see we're somewhat getting there.