LG Intros eXpo WinMo Smartphone With Pico Projector - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Mobile
Commentary
11/30/2009
11:29 AM
Eric Ogren
Eric Ogren
Commentary
50%
50%

LG Intros eXpo WinMo Smartphone With Pico Projector

Today LG and AT&T introduced a new Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone, the eXpo. The device's defining feature is a removable Texas Instruments DLP pico projector, which can be used to share movies...er...PowerPoint Presentations when on the road.

Today LG and AT&T introduced a new Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone, the eXpo. The device's defining feature is a removable Texas Instruments DLP pico projector, which can be used to share movies...er...PowerPoint Presentations when on the road.This is an interesting device. Pico projectors are nothing new, but we have yet to see them become widely available on mobile phones, especially in the U.S. That the pico projector is detachable is nice, because according to the photos I've seen, it adds significant bulk to the eXpo. The projector weighs in at 1.8 ounces and is small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, and can project content a distance as far as eight feet. You're not going to be sharing movies drive-in style at the office...yet.

The eXpo comes with the usual set of smartphone specs. It runs WIndows Mobile 6.5 professional and has a 3.2-inch touch display. It is a sideways slider that has a full QWERTY keyboard for messaging. It comes with dedicated buttons to launch applications such as the browser.

Other stats include a 5 megapixel camera with flash and video capture. It supports microSD cards up to 16GB, and includes GPS.

As if the pico projector isn't enough temptation for you, the eXpo also brings another unique feature: a fingerprint sensor. AuthenTec has been making fingerprint sensors for ages, but this is the first time I've seen one on a device released to the U.S. market. The fingerprint swipe sensor should please enterprise IT admins, as it provides a whole new level of security for the device. The sensor also doubles as a navigation control, allowing users to move the cursor about the screen as if it were a mouse.

The last interesting tidbit of info about the eXpo is that it will support AT&T's 7.2Mbps HSPA 3G technology when it becomes available in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and Miami later this year.

The eXpo will set you back two Franklins after a mail-in rebate with a new two-year agreement.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Slideshows
How to Land a Job in Cloud Computing
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  6/19/2019
Commentary
How to Convince Wary Customers to Share Personal Information
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author,  6/17/2019
Commentary
The Art and Science of Robot Wrangling in the AI Era
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary,  6/11/2019
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
2019 State of DevOps
2019 State of DevOps
DevOps is needed in today's business environment, where improved application security is essential and users demand more applications, services, and features fast. We sought to see where DevOps adoption and deployment stand, this report summarizes our survey findings. Find out what the survey revealed today.
Video
Current Issue
A New World of IT Management in 2019
This IT Trend Report highlights how several years of developments in technology and business strategies have led to a subsequent wave of changes in the role of an IT organization, how CIOs and other IT leaders approach management, in addition to the jobs of many IT professionals up and down the org chart.
Slideshows
Flash Poll