Praytech Communications Technology, a Shenzhen, China cell phone and pico projector design house, introduced their first DLP based models, a pico companion projector, the i9 iProjector, and a cell phone with an embedded projector. Praytech has been supplying entry level LCOS based projector phones to mobile service providers in India and China and these new models fill in the high end of their model line. The i9 iProjector uses an iView optical engine to produce 10-12 lumens at VGA (640×480) resolution and is currently available as a bundled smartphone accessory from China Mobile. The new projector phone uses the same optical engine.
In recent months, PMA’s projector market analysis has revealed decreased demand for entry level projector phones in the Indian market.