Another Android smartphone, Samsung Galaxy Beam features a pico projector that allows users to project what is shown in the screen of the phone to a wall with an image measuring around 50 inches. The device might be on its way to the United States because FCC announced that the wireless radios integrated into the phone can safely function in the US.
Reports from Engadget show that based on documents from FCC, it seems that the wireless radio of the approved model of the Galaxy Beam is indeed compatible with the 3G wireless network offered by AT&T. However, there are still no signs that Samsung Galaxy Beam will be released by AT&T because neither Samsung nor AT&T has made announcements concerning the release of the device, even if it has already obtained approval for use in the United States. If the smartphone indeed makes its way to the United States, its pico projector will certainly be a fresh feature and might attract more buyers, but it is not known if the smartphone will be released in US.
Some time ago, AT&T had introduced the LG Expo Windows Mobile. This phone features an accessory where users have the option to put a pico projector as well. For some unknown reasons, LG's accessory did not make enough profit and the device was not able to reach its expected sales. In the Galaxy series of smartphones manufactured by Samsung, the Galaxy Beam is a mid- range phone that integrate the operating system Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 1.0 GHz dual core CPU processor, and a WVGA screen display.
The technology of pico projector is very suitable for users who aim to share something through a portable device and for the business professionals who might have to do an on the spot presentation. However, the pico projector technology has not yet made an impression to the consumers. In the last few years, the easiest way to share ideas, presentations, or information is to use a tablet, most especially for a small group of people.