Intel's Wireless Display technology is one of the hottest technologies
we have seen in recent years; announced at CES this year, the tech
hasn't really found a home yet in products. But once it does, watch
out. It basically allows products to wirelessly transfer content on a
screen onto some other screen, and it's something that could've made
the iPad a truly killer device (not to mention any other tablet PC out
there that feels like adding it in at the 11th hour).
Intel seems to have bigger plans. Not only will this technology find
its way eventually into netbooks and notebooks, but handheld devices
are on the roadmap as well. According to new executive statements made
about the tech, the "Wi-Di" technology will eventually ship on
smartphones, tablets and other "mobile devices." Kerry Forrell,
wireless display product manager at Intel, stated that the company
"full expects" to take technology to the smaller devices of the world,
but he didn't provide a time frame for when it would happen.
Intel CEO Paul Otellini had even more to say on the matter: "What we
want to do is have a better out-of-box usage experience. What
we'll be doing over the next few years is take the Wi-Di capability
that's in the laptop today and extend that into all the Intel
platforms. Any of the Intel-based devices you have will be able to
seamless wireless communication of HD video between that device and the
Can you imagine a cellphone, that instead of a projector, has a
wireless module that allows you to project content on the screen to an
HDTV without any wires? It's a tech that could easily oust integrated
projectors, and it could easily transform the mobile handset industry.
When you run out of pixels and screens cannot be made any larger, just
pipe it onto a nearby HDTV. Problem solved.