Can you remember the Samsung Galaxy Beam? The Samsung device with a built in projector. Surely you can remember all of those videos from MWC showing the Beam in action. Well anyway it is now up for pre-order at Clove for £454.80 inc Vat.
The spec of the device is fairly basic coming with Android 2.3 as well. There is no mention of whether this will be upgraded either. I can only really see two markets for this device. Kids wanting to just mess about with it, watching YouTube clips on a wall at school or something and the second market being sales reps wanting a mobile presentation device on the cheap.
Maybe we will get our hands on one at some point to see quite how the projector works out. What are your potential uses for this?
The Samsung GALAXY Beam lets users spontaneously share photos, videos or other digital media with family or friends by beaming content stored on the device directly onto walls, ceilings or improvised flat surfaces, so that everyone can share the fun without the need to huddle around smartphone or pad-sized screens. The ultra-bright 15 lumens projector allows users to freely share life’s memorable moments instantly and in crisp clarity, even in outdoor environments.
For young users who depend on constant, immediate socializing of digital content and entertainment, GALAXY Beam introduces a new way of sharing. It becomes much more than a phone—a handy digital tool, deployable anywhere, which can add visual entertainment to a simple street gathering, set the mood for a small party, or simply turn life’s moments into something personally and immediately sharable. With GALAXY Beam, a birthday or anniversary party can be enlivened in seconds by sharing YouTube or Hulu music videos straight onto a ceiling or door. Likewise, students can collectively share videos or study-work in any dormitory room or student lounge, turning group study into a whole new interactive experience right from a desk table or from the palm of their hands. GALAXY Beam is also ideal for action-packed interactive gaming: Users can upload their own games or choose from over 1,000 games available via Game Hub, Samsung’s dedicated virtual gaming store, then project games to co-players or observers to turn gaming into an unbeatably interactive, shared experience. Additionally, GALAXY Beam is convenient tool for mid-sized business workers. An estate agent can beam images of candidate properties to customers as they tour them; or an architect can display draft concepts or designs to co-workers on the spot at a building site or public location
Despite featuring a full built-in projector, the GALAXY Beam does not compromise on style or portability, measuring just 12.5mm thick and featuring an elegant, ergonomic design. It runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread which is powered by an impressive 1.0GHz dual-core processor, ensuring great versatility and a highly responsive user interface. An impressive 8GB of internal memory allows ample multimedia storage without compromises, and a powerful 2000 mAh battery ensures greater display power and content freedom.
Features of the Samsung Galaxy Beam
- Integrated projector
- Ultra-bright 15 lumens projection
- Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
- 1GHz Dual-Core Processor
- 4” TFT Display with 480 x 800 resolution
- 8GB Internal Storage
Source – Clove