Little-known tech manufacturer, Promate, has unveiled the world’s first tablet computer with a projector built right into the casing.
The Promate LumiTab has been designed to be able to project whatever is on its screen onto a projection surface, generating images of up to 100-inches on the diagonal, with resolution of 854 x 480 pixels.
The tablet itself has a 7-inch display and runs on the latest version of the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. It has a dual-core 1.5GHz Texas Instruments processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, allowing it to store a wide range of content for projecting, including presentations, movies and games.
The tablet has Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, front and rear-facing cameras and a number of storage and input ports, including a microSD card slot, a USB port and a mini USB port. No date has yet been set for the commercial release of the LumiTab.
Projectors are expected to be the next major additions to smartphones and tablets, as the technology is steadily getting smaller and smaller, allowing it to be more easily incorporated into the slim devices. Rumours are already rife that the iPhone 6 – expected to be released in 2014 – could include a built-in projector.