Optoma has introduced the first "Pico" projector based on Texas Instruments’ DLP Pico chipset and the "latest" LED technology.

Described as smaller than most smartphones, this new micro-portable projector fits in your palm and is angled as the "ideal companion to ultra-portable media devices such as iPods, PDAs, smartphones and digital cameras".

When connected to a device, the four-ounce Optoma Pico Projector allows users to see an image that is up to 100 times larger than the small screen of the source device, says Optoma, but no specs for the device have been revealed.

"The Pico Projector is the next step in sharing visual media for today's ultra-mobile consumers. Fitting in your shirt pocket, the Pico Projector can display pictures, videos or any content from a mobile media player or smart phone", says Jon Grodem, director of product management for Optoma.

The product will be available in limited distribution in Europe and Asia in late-2008, with a worldwide launch in 2009.