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Samsung debuts 'Beam' with Android 2.1, projector

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Feb 2010 17:25 User comments (8)

Samsung debuts 'Beam' with Android 2.1, projector Samsung has launched the i8520 Beam smartphone today, featuring Android 2.1, a projector, Bada user interface, and TouchWiz 3.0 for widgets.
The built-in DLP pico projector "casts a 6-lumen image and has its own customized interface when blown up to the larger size. Samsung has a unique implementation that can show the 5-megapixel camera's sensor image through the projector for specialized situations, like viewing documents in a classroom," says Electronista.

The device has a large 3.7-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS and 16GB internal memory.

No word on price or availability, but Samsung has likely in time for Summer.


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8 user comments

115.2.2010 21:20

this is the one i will likely get if it goes to verizon or maybe the iphone if it goes to verizon as my blackberry doesnt have the options i want and need plus a 16 gb memory is much better than my 1 gig

215.2.2010 22:21

Can't wait to project never gonna give you up on the wall in the middle of class.

315.2.2010 22:29

I wonder how much of a power hog that little projector is...even if they did the impossible and made it 100% efficient, it would still take a lot of power for a quality or large image.

416.2.2010 1:25
chris4160
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casts a 6-lumen image and has its own customized interface when blown up to the larger size. Samsung has a unique implementation that can show the 5-megapixel camera's sensor image through the projector for specialized situations, like viewing documents in a classroom
lol, 6 ansi lumens??? That would be almost impossible to see unless it is pitch black and even then it would be almost invisible.

516.2.2010 6:25

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casts a 6-lumen image and has its own customized interface when blown up to the larger size. Samsung has a unique implementation that can show the 5-megapixel camera's sensor image through the projector for specialized situations, like viewing documents in a classroom
lol, 6 ansi lumens??? That would be almost impossible to see unless it is pitch black and even then it would be almost invisible.
Actualy, they don't even claim 6 ANSI lumens, only "6 lumens" That might be peak lumens, meaning that it is more like 1-2 ANSI lumens...and a lumen is about as much light as a typical candle makes.

617.2.2010 3:26
chris4160
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casts a 6-lumen image and has its own customized interface when blown up to the larger size. Samsung has a unique implementation that can show the 5-megapixel camera's sensor image through the projector for specialized situations, like viewing documents in a classroom
lol, 6 ansi lumens??? That would be almost impossible to see unless it is pitch black and even then it would be almost invisible.
Actualy, they don't even claim 6 ANSI lumens, only "6 lumens" That might be peak lumens, meaning that it is more like 1-2 ANSI lumens...and a lumen is about as much light as a typical candle makes.
That's true. Most manufacturers use ANSI lumens measurement now, but they didn't specify, so it probably is lumens. The measurement would also be taken from a new bulb.

717.2.2010 21:10
llongtheD
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casts a 6-lumen image and has its own customized interface when blown up to the larger size. Samsung has a unique implementation that can show the 5-megapixel camera's sensor image through the projector for specialized situations, like viewing documents in a classroom
lol, 6 ansi lumens??? That would be almost impossible to see unless it is pitch black and even then it would be almost invisible.
Actualy, they don't even claim 6 ANSI lumens, only "6 lumens" That might be peak lumens, meaning that it is more like 1-2 ANSI lumens...and a lumen is about as much light as a typical candle makes.

That's true. Most manufacturers use ANSI lumens measurement now, but they didn't specify, so it probably is lumens. The measurement would also be taken from a new bulb.
Well just think of how great it will be if your trapped in a cave, and have some time to kill.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 17 Feb 2010 @ 21:10

If your fish seems sick, put it back in the water.

817.2.2010 21:25

mmm projcted pron

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