Monday, February 15, 2010

A Suggestion for Samsung

Samsung has just announced at Barcelona a new cell phone, the Beam, that they expect to have on the market this summer. Its special feature is a built-in pico projector, making it a combination cell phone and (very wimpy) video projector. A cute gadget, although not one that I am likely to have much use for. I do, however, have one suggestion for improving it.

The Beam lacks a hardware keyboard, and so will use the usual on-screen virtual keyboard. One disadvantage is that the keyboard takes up a good deal of the screen, reducing how much else you can see. So why doesn't Samsung modify the software to let the virtual keyboard be visible on the camera's screen, where it is needed to type on, but invisible in the image that the pico projector is throwing on the wall, giving the user the best of both worlds?

Meanwhile I continue to wait for Verizon to announce tethering for its Android phones so I can switch from T-Mobile to a mobile network generally regarded as much better, for the Nexus One or its near twin the HTC Incredible to become available on Verizon, for an Android version of the giant screen HD2 to show up somewhere, for ... .

Technology as a spectator sport.

4 Comments:

At 8:00 AM, February 16, 2010, Anonymous Billy said...

A virtual keyboard could help proceedings. You can buy them here:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/keyboards-mice/8193/

I'd love to see a mobile phone that can fold out into a laptop computer, then be folded back up again to become a noraml-sized mobile phone. And it would recieve internet, cable, music, movies.

 
At 4:47 PM, February 21, 2010, Blogger People In The River said...

This is smart, so other than the keyboard problem, I wonder how they solve the heating problem which is always part of normal projector?

 
At 1:53 PM, June 17, 2010, Anonymous mensajes claro said...

This is smart, so other than the keyboard problem, I wonder how they solve the heating problem which is always part of normal projector?

 
At 6:07 PM, June 20, 2010, Anonymous mensajes claro said...

I'd love to see a mobile phone that can fold out into a laptop computer, then be folded back up again to become a noraml-sized mobile phone. And it would recieve internet, cable, music, movies.

 

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