3M Says VGA Micro-Projector Will Hit Stores This Year
Jan 4, 2008, 2:32 PM by Eric Lin
3M today announced it is making production samples of a new micro-projector available to manufacturers. The 3M projector appears to best competing prototypes by using an LED light instead of laser and a VGA resolution LCoS screen. 3M claims major manufacturers will release devices with this micro-projector built in early this year, however it is not clear if this will include mobile phones. Motorola last year showed off a prototype handset with this projection technology.
Micro-LED Backlights Could Bring OLED Performance to LCD Screens
AT CES this week, Rohinni demonstrated its micro-LED technology, and provided a glimpse at new backlight technology it's working on for the LCD display panels used in phones. While most LED chips are around 1mm, Rohinni's micro-LEDs are many times smaller and can be placed precisely on thin, flexible plastic sheets.
Motorola Debuts New Droid Zs with Swappable Back Modules
Motorola today announced two new smartphones, the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid, both of which adopt a modular design that allows users to enhance them with attachable accessories. The phones are spiritual successors to last year's Turbo 2 and Maxx 2 handsets, but take on new design language in addition to support for the Moto Mods modules.
Powermat Shows Universal Fast Charging Ring
Powermat this week showed off an early version of its forthcoming universal fast wireless charging ring for public Powermat charging stations, at locations such as Starbucks. Current charging rings come in two separate versions: Lightning for iPhones, and micro-USB for all other phones.
Motorola Offering Free Projector Mod with Moto Z2 Force Purchase
Motorola today said consumers who purchase the new Moto Z2 Force at any time between now and September 10 will receive a free projector Moto Mod. Consumers can buy the Z2 Force via any channel, such as a wireless carrier, electronics store, or Motorola.com.
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