VIDEO: LG eXpo pico projector phone gets "unboxing"

In the States LG has launched a new mobile phone that offers the rather unique selling point of a detachable, snap on, pico projector as an optional-extra accessory.

The eXpo is a Windows Mobile 6.5 QWERTY slider handset offering the 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (a la the TG01 and the HTC HD2). AT&T is currently offering the phone for $300 on a 2-year contract.

Other specs for the eXpo include a 3.2-inch display, a 5-megapixel camera, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a microSD slot for up to 16GB cards.

The projector - which snaps on to the back of the phone - is not actually available yet to buy in the States but is thought to be due soon priced around the $170 mark.

The video above, a kind of fake cubicle-based unboxing, shows both devices and the kind of projected imagery the phone is capable of.

We've spoken to LG's press office in the UK and it seems no announcements have been made yet about a launch outside of the US, but, as ever, we will keep you posted.