6,1, 2010: UK Startup to Launch Devices That Will Kill PCs and the TV Screen!
As everyone knows Mobile devices are becoming more like computers, take a look at iPhone 3GS, Droid and N900.
Today, with new smart mobiles you can do everything you do on a PC as processing and memory speed are going up. However, it is not really everything, because the screen is small which limits the interaction between you, the mobile and its apps. That is why PCs until today remain the choice for heavy duty work: coding, designing, game playing, multi media, word processing, etc.
Enter Light Blue Optics (LBO) a UK startup that will change all of that, the 15$ million VC backed startup will launch on the 6th of January 2009 2010 at Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the “Light Touch” mobile projector device (pico projector) modules which are Holographic Laser-based, and allow the user to touch the projected image to provide user input, according to Picoprojector-info.
Meaning, LBO’s pico projector will enable you to have a wide screen of your mobile anywhere at anytime. On a wall and down onto a table, making it easier for people on the move to share, supporting WVGA-QVGA . Not just allowing you to see a wide screen of your device, BUT to use that widescreen the same way you use your touch mobile. Meaning you can use a projected style visual keyboard to type, (solving the small keyboard problem with mobiles and cutting the need to buy and carry an external keyboard.)
Not just that, you can open close, rearrange stuff in the projector using your finger tips on the “space” (Not the cloud) to move stuff, which also ends the need for a mouse. And kills whiteboards for group meetings and collaboration. Also it ends the need for tablet PC, like Apple’s upcoming iSlate.
Moreover, why would you need a TV screen? Just use LBO pico projector point it to anywhere and start enjoying your Theater at anytime.
According to LBO’s website, its proprietary holographic laser projection technology can also be used in other applications: the car dashboard “steering laser light exactly to where it is needed, creating very bright, energy-efficient displays.” for example warning you of new obstacles, accidents, etc. Mixx that to augmented reality and enter SCI FI today.
Whether LBO demo at 6th of Jan will deliver its promise, Holographic Laser-based pico-projectors will bring the end of PC and TV. Sun Microsystems came with a vision in the late 80s: the Network is the Computer, Today it is not just The Mobile is the Music player, Mobile is The Computer and your portable cable TV not just a supplement to your PC.
More about LBO technology can be found on their PDF files on their website and on this slideshare doc:
#Thanks to @zsafwan for the tip.