Samsung unveiled their new Galaxy Beam phone at a conference in Barcelona this week. It’s just a bit bigger than a mobile phone and pricey at this point. (I only saw it for sale on one website for $800.)
So, let’s dream a bit while we wait for the price to come down.
What can this phone do?
- Projects videos, PowerPoints, and more, up to 50 ” wide (1.2 m) in high definition
- Runs in a loop
- Has a battery life of three hours and should last for two years
- Needs a speaker accessory to project the sound for a large group
How could it be used for ministry now or in the future?
- Show the Jesus film and/or short films (see first note)
- Do a PowerPoint presentation for a team meeting on a retreat
- Show a short video for MPD at a mission board meeting
- And obviously, go just about anywhere (see first note)
What ideas do you have?
- Maybe, with a PowerBag backpack for recharging, you’d even be able to have several Jesus film showings in one day.
- Read this article from Mashable for details about the Galaxy Beam.
- If you’re a developer: “The Beam uses some low-cost parts to shave a few dollars off the price and get the projector in. It runs ST Ericsson’s dual-core 1GHz U8500 chipset, for instance, which we haven’t seen in a U.S. phone before. It also has a 4-inch WVGA LCD screen, HSPA+ 14.4 and Wi-Fi networking, 8GB of storage with a memory card slot, and a relatively large 2000 mAh battery.” ~ continue reading at PCMag.com.