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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

A "Big Screen" View for Cell Phones

Content providers have big plans for offering video -- including full-length movies -- over cell phones. But how can you watch a big movie on a tiny cell phone screen?

The answer: you don't. Instead, watch video on your mobile device through microdisplay eyewear that simulates a "big screen" effect. By attaching the 2.5 oz. Kopin CyberDisplay 230K to a cell phone, a user can view movies, TV and Web as if on a 12-inch screen. The eyewear comes complete with built-in stereo earpieces.

The CyberDisplay has already been adopted by Orange SA, France Telecom's wireless division.

Source: Tomorrow's Trends