Intel's Wireless Display Destined For Smartphones And Mobile Devices

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).

But now, 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 handle that seamless wireless communication of HD video between that device and the big screen."

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.