Convergence. Sometimes you want one device instead of two. Sometimes that means a phone that you can use as a mobile hotspot… other times it apparently means a mobile hotspot that you can also use as a projector.

ZTE’s new Projector Hotspot is a small device that you can use to share a 4G LTE internet connection with up to 8 users. But unlike most hotspots, this model has a built-in pico projector that can shine 1080p content on a display up to 120 inches.

zte projector hotspot

The Projector Hotspot runs Google Android 4.2 and features a 4 inch, 800 x 480 pixel display which you an use to manage the controls. You can connect a device via HDMI or WiFi and use the little guy to shine your movies, pictures, presentations, or other content on a big screen.

ZTE plans to launch the Projector Hotspot in the US later this year, but no price has been announced yet and its not clear what wireless networks the device will support.

This might not be the kind of convergence I was expecting to see in 2014, but this is hardly the first time we’ve seen a projector packed into an unusual place.

via Engadget



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6 replies on “ZTE Projector Hotspots gets you online, shines videos on a wall”

  1. I’d be interested in this primarily for the pico projector pary. It’s the first I’ve heard of a FullHD one.

    1. I would assume that it downscales the 1080p input signal greatly. Native display resolution is likely much lower.

      1. Actually true native 720p projectors have been available for around two years. They are hard to find but they are out there. So it’s not too hard to imagine that they finally have FullHD pico projectors. If it only ACCEPTS 1080p but then downscales it then that would suck.

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