Symbol has been pushing their mini laser projection displays since 2002, but while those earlier models could only pump out 16 shades of gray at VGA resolution, Symbol says their new model can display full color XGA resolution images and HD-quality video (although if it's XGA, it ain't exactly 1080p). Not suprisingly, the technology's creators see virtually limitless applications for the technology, from handheld micro projectors to laptops to cellphones and PDAs to automotive dashboards --  it'll also do your laundry, make your coffee, and wash the dishes when you're done. Symbol hasn't said exactly how much these will cost (not that you can buy them anyway), but they do say that'll be competitive with comparable LCD displays when purchased at high volume.

[Thanks, Steve]

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