A new pico projector from Microvision has been announced this week (25 October) and it will be put up for sale on a major gadget website.

The SHOWWX+(R) HDMI laser device will be available for purchase on the official global accessory site of Research in Motion (RIM), www.shopblackberry.com.

David Beatson, chief executive of GlobalWare Solutions, which has a partnership with MicroVision to handle inventory and fulfilment, observed that the launch will bring about a new level of excitement surrounding the display of smartphone and tablet screens.

He added: “As the global fulfillment partner for all RIM accessories ordered through shopblackberry.com, we will enable consumers to easily experience new levels of visual collaboration and entertainment offered by the always-in-focus, big-screen image and extreme portability of SHOWWX+.”

The projector is able to connect to a wide range of computers and mobile and devices, including RIM's Playbook. This connection allows individuals to display their content at over 100 inches in diagonal size.

Furthermore, the projector fits easily into a shirt pocket and offers two hours of battery life, making it ideal for mobile operations, such as sharing business documents or playing games on the go.