Projector phone still looks like a dream but we already have four phones launched with that capability. There is no dearth of innovation in the thought to pack things into one single mobile phone. Intex, TechBerry and Spice have launched their respective projector phones. Intex was the pioneer in this field closely followed by Techberry. But it was the late entrant Spice which popularized projector phone with its “Yeh boat nahin” ad of Spice Popkorn. The timing of the phone launch and the ad is icing on the cake. Spice Popkorn ad pops up in the middle of a world cup match. And the ad surely stands out in the middle of bunch of thoughtless ads.
Intex V.Show uses tiny Pico which is the latest in the LED technology to project on to a 36 inch screen size for 3 hours. 20,000 hours of play time on the projector is possible. After which it will cease to be a projector and starts to be a phone-only. It is a touch screen phone with 3.2 inch screen size. It is a dual SIM phone (GSM+GSM). As per mainstream media this is a 3G enabled phone. As per blogosphere this is a dual SIM phone. It has a dual camera – one in the front, one in the back and it has dual memory card slots which can read up to 8 GB each.
TechBerry ST 200
ST in the phone name stands for Sachin Tendulkar. I am not kidding. That’s what the press release said. This phone which was launched immediately after Intex V.show has some amazing double features. In addition to the projector of course.
It packs in dual-SIM capability, dual memory card capability and dual camera of 2 megapixel each. ST200 has a 3.2 inch QVGA full touch screen. ST200 is a GSM phone with Bluetooth onboard.
Spice M-9000 is a dual SIM phone with a in-built projector. It also comes with a analogous TV which will help you stream free-to-air channels, you know like the good old Doordarshan. There is a document viewer, in case you want to project a presentation on the side wall in the middle of a Christopher Nolan movie. Spice M-9000 aka Popkorn, has a 3.2 megapixel camera, FM with recording, Bluetooth, video player and a 6 cm QVGA screen. All of this comes at a measly price of Rs. 6999.
Intex V.Show Mini
Intex V.Show Mini has a 2.4 inch QVGA screen, dual SIM capability, 2 megapixel camera and an internal memory of 87 MB. Memory can be jacked up to 16 GB through a SD card. Bluetooth, 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio are on-board. Pre-loaded apps like Facebook and Opera Mini should take care of the browsing needs. V.Show Mini has a document reader which would make it easy to project the presentations in case you office projector acts kinky. Price : Rs. 6300
For the price, features and marketing, Spice Popkorn should be the winner all the way. It packs in impressive features at affordable price. With its TV on-board feature, it has went past all other projector phones. Even if the TV is for free to air channels like Doordarshan. Phone replacing TV isn’t very far.