Toshiba will launch a mini projector the size of a mobile phone at the start of next year Pocket-lint has learnt.

The Pico projector created by DLP will be commercially available at the beginning of 2009, with an official announcement expected at CES at the start of the year.

Showing off the technology at IFA in Berlin, Texas Instruments, the brainboxes that have come up with the technology, has also said that a second company will be using the technology.

Showing off a full working model, the Optoma pico projector we reported on in July will be hitting Germany, and possibly the rest of Europe, in November.

Those not keen about waiting till 2009 will be able to buy the projector that has the capability of creating a 60-inch screen on the go for around 299 euros.