Hands-On With The Samsung MBP200 Pico Projector

One of the more interesting announcements at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (in my opinion, anyways) is the Samsung MBP200. This little device is roughly the size of a normal candybar cell phone, and houses an actual projector – yes, a projector. However, there’s more to it than that. Because projectors are only useful in certain situations, where you have somewhere to project, are stable, etc, Samsung has also included a 2.4″ QVGA display (the same size as the Nokia N82, N79, and other cell phones), that can be used to view media, as well.

Another key feature is the inclusion of a microSD card slot, so you can store media directly on the MBP200, without it being connected to your cell phone or laptop or anything. Brilliant. That means, I could record a video with my phone, swap the memory card into this thing, and then broadcast it on the wall at my parents’ house to share with it instantly. It also means that while doing that, I won’t be burning down the battery of my phone, which is a major plus.

Unfortunately, there’s no pricing on this thing, and it’s only expected to ship ‘in 2009’, which is now a 11.5 month window. That’s potentially a long time away. Anyways, here’s the video below, and yes, I will be purchasing one of these:

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