SmartQ is a producer of Android Tablets. They have produced devices in the past such as the Linux based SmartQ V5 or the T20. More information can be found at http://en.smartdevices.com.cn/
SmartQ U7 is a 7″ Android Tablet with Omap 4 processor and built in projector. They sell around 2,000 of these every month. The price is around 240 USD each for 1,000 units.
SmartQ T30 a 10.1″ 1280×800 Android tablet with Omap 4 processor. This t30 is around 6 months old and will be replaced with by the t40 with a 10.1 1920×1200 screen and Exynos 5 processor.
SmartQ Ten5 with 9.7″ retina screen and very thin bezel with Exynos 5 2ghz processor.
SmartQ N10 a not yet released pressure sensitive pen. SmartQ wouldn’t specify the pen type but it appears to we from N-Trig.
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Vincent demonstrating about several projector devices from Aiptek. Aiptek is the world’s famous company in Pico Projector.
1. Mobile Cinema A50P is the perfect gadget for your MHL- or HDMI- enabled mobile device. The compact projector is simply connected via MHL- or micro HDMI- port and projects all your media content on a screen size of up to 150 cm (60″). It doesn’t matter which device you connect – it is immediately ready to start. Whether laptop, games console or digital camera – connect the A50P via HDMI and you have started your own private cinema. The DLP chip, known from great cinema projectors, provides rich colors and bold contrasts. which has 1000:1 contrast ratio, 45 Lumen brightness with 640 x 480 (VGA) Pixel resolution and Built-in rechargeable battery for up to 120 min projection or up to 80% recharge power for your mobile device. Thus, Mobile Cinema A50P is not only an ultra‐compact projector but also a powerful battery pack what makes this gadget unique. Use it in the office, at home or on the road; share your life, your ideas and your passion without compromising quality or brightness.
This device is already released in December 2012 @ 99 USD and one of the most interesting selling product in fly magazines. Available in most of the countries and Amazon. Expecting millions per year sales.
2. PocketCinema V100 is a compact Pico projector and the best solution for business. The DLP chip used, familiar in large cinema projectors, provides rich colors and high contrasts with a brightness of up to 100 lumens. Versatile connection options such as HDMI-in, AV-in, USB or SD‐card slot make the V100 a universal projection machine. Built in speakers, battery 100 minutes backup which is 1800mAh.
3. Wi-Fi Projector is a Compact Pico Projector and best solution for business. you can stream Video for pc and smartphone and project. which is using DLP Chip to get great cinema projection. which has user interface to select the Wi-Fi device and connect and play. Releasing this product in end of July-2013.
4. Wi-Fi Camera is Compact device. you can connect to any tablet or smartphone. By using a pre-installed App you can see the content of the camera which is easy to use App. one can choose capture Video, picture and zoom-in/zoom-out. It has in-built battery. Currently market price would be 119 USD and the price will decrease up to 99 USD when we make huge volume.
5. shoot and share. Full HD Video recorder. which records Full HD video and project on the screen. easy to use device. you can get this at 349 USD.
Acer releases the worlds brightest compact LED DLP projector, the LED lamp lasts 30 thousand hours, no need to worry about changing your projector lamp. This K335 is 1000 Lumen, ultra bright, the worlds brightest in that form factor. Price is to be announced later this month as this product gets released.
Allwinner Technology has an enormous booth showing off some of the latest implementations of their A31, A31s and A20 chipsets.
The quad-core A31 has been available for four months and already shipped more than 1 million units. The quad-core A31s started shipping at the end of March 2013 and has the same quad-core and GPU but is geared towards smaller displays (with less memory bandwidth.) They have introduced the A20 dual-core chip, at a price point quite close to the single core.
Their booth showed more than a dozen HDMI stick and small set-top box like computers. One of the dongles was running the mobile-oriented A20 SoC, which could be poised to take over that market at low cost. The A20 is a low-cost, dual-core Cortex-A7. The A20 is pin compatible with the A10 and offers integrated support for camera sensors. This is looking like a very capable chip to power a variety of low cost devices.
The Allwinner booth was showing off a very cool gamepad built with the A31, running Android 4.1, a built-in screen with 1280 x 800 resolution, and game controllers on the left and right sides of the screen. It works like a self-contained gamepad but also serves as a game controller that can product the game on a large HDMI display. The controller has front and back facing cameras, 1GB of DDR3 and 16GB of internal storage. There was no English-name known for the device, which was developed by www.ibenx.com, one of Allwinner’s many partners.
Wits-Technology was showing a development kit for Allwinner’s chips Other partners showed off full-sized and micro projectors built with Allwinner chips. A mobile karaoke amplifier with built-in tablet display was built around Allwinner chips. A novel, Android-based 13.3″ clamshell laptop was running the A20; faster A31 based laptops are expected later this month. Shenzhen Next-Huawen Technology Co., a design house, was showing off their tablet with keyboard dock. Allwinner says they are studying ChromeOS and also considering support for Linux based distributions like Ubuntu. The company says they have released software supporting the A31 to the open source community through a British company. Does anyone have a contact for that open source partner?
SmartDevices shows their latest couple of tablets, their $240 Texas Instruments OMAP4470 10.1″ 1280×800 running Jelly Bean, and their new 7″ SmartQ U7 on OMAP4430 and SmartQ U7H on OMAP4460 with a built-in 854×480 DLP projector. SmartDevices also talks about their work on the upcoming OMAP5 ARM Cortex-A15 processor, to be released perhaps as soon as the end of the year.
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Texas Instrument’s pico projector technology is about to reach into my and more smartphones and tablets, here demonstrated by SCT integrated into an MT6577 smartphone. The price of the DLP pico projector module ads about $50 to 60 to the bill of materials of the smartphone. Battery consumption can possibly be decent depending on the brightness of the lumen output, perhaps not using much more power than the backlight of the same phone.
The first projector from Asus, it uses the latest Texas Instruments DLP portable projection technology, with 200-lumen, 1280×800 output, but no HDMI input, only VGA or composite inputs, it’s designed to be a portable projector to be used for business traveling. I think they should support HDMI input with the adaptor for it by default. It’s going to be released globally next month with an MSRP of 456€ in Europe.
At the recent CEATEC consumer electronics show in Japan (which I had tried to attend and video-blog at but I did not find a sponsor in time), Sharp, Toshiba and Sony showcased their first consumer-oriented 4K2K screens and projectors, perhaps finally leading up to more 4K2K for the mass market. Eventually more affordable, because Toshiba’s 55″ Regza 55×3 Quad-HD is announced to be priced at over $10 thousand. Sony’s VPL-VW1000ES Quad-HD projector is even more expensive at upwards $20 thousand. Sharp did not yet announce a price for their 60″ Quad-HD TV, but they showed what they call their new so-called Integrated Cognitive Creation (ICC) processor for what they claim to be higher-quality Quad-HD upscaling.
4K2K is awesome. And putting it on 55″ or 60″ screens and in projectors sounds like a good target. They need to sell 4K at sub-$2K. They need to price 4K at $2000 and below and not $10K and they need to mass produce 4K2K as a priority now instead of 3D.
The 4K content solution:
On the Internet, the most downloaded 1080p movies are below 10GB per movie. That means 4K movies can be compressed at a below 40GB file size. That means that a 4K movie can fit on a current Blu-ray disc. That means that more than 50 4K movies can fit on a $50 2TB hard drive.
There is no 4K distribution problem.
YouTube supports 4K streaming at below 20mbitps today.
The most downloaded 1080p movies are encoded at below 9mbitps bit rate. That means that a 4K movie can be streamed with a 36mbitps or faster Internet connection (at same “full” quality level per pixel), which more and more people can access today using a regular VDSL Internet connection over copper wires and even faster over the coaxial based network. Millions of consumers already have Fiber internet to the home, and millions more could easily get it. Those people can get 1Gbitps over the connection, that is more than enough to stream any 4K content needed.
Hollywood has already digitized most of their 35mm movies to the 4K2K format, which is already becoming the digital standard for Cinemas worldwide. And most of the new movies are being recorded using 4K2K cameras anyways and are already natively recorded in that format. So it would actually be a piece of cake for the film industry to provide every movie ever made in the 4K2K format, easily distributed on Blu-ray, on hard drives or streamed using 36mbitps or faster home internet connections and progressively downloaded using slower connections (if you only have a 20mbitps download ADSL connection, you may wait about half an hour before the 4K movie can start. Or you can get the 3K version at half the bitrate and that still would look 2x better on a 4K display than the same content in the 1080p format).
It is very common for all consumers to take digital pictures at 8megapixels or higher. Most new digital picture cameras take 8Mpix pictures or higher today. Even most new high-end smartphones take 8Mpix pictures. put the SD card from those cameras in your 4K2K TV, and for the first time, you can see the full quality of your digital photographs. Just to display your personal photography onto those 4K2K displays wil be worth the enthusiasm, even if you do not have fast enough Internet, even if you can’t get a lot of 4K content on Blu-ray or directly onto hard drives, then still just as a picture viewer, the demand for 4K2K is worth it now.
Dear TV industry, please stop making 3D now and start mass producing 4K2K screens and projectors now! Get the price down below $2000 as soon as possible, than you.