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Samsung Galaxy Beam's cool, built-in projectorIt could have been hokey, but Samsung's Galaxy Beam projector phone is surprisingly useful.
There's only one -- behind in its current operating. -- have finger and then into your presentation tool at the top of the but. I'm just a dollar for CNET showing around -- likable Samsung galaxy beam. -- our first of the beam and very crowded conference room at mobile world congress I was just curious about how while -- integrated projector worked as you are. I have to say it works impressively well for what it it. You turn on the built in Pico projector by pressing a button on the side of the phone. True to its name the -- that beam out what ever it is not on your phone screen. This is ideal for holding an impromptu slide show or movie night on a -- on outdoor screen or maybe even on the side of the tent. And outside -- but there's no extra bulky or expensive equipment required it's all built. The other major use case -- for giving presentations -- office you can -- presentation from any app but some apps might fare better than others. The beam comes with Polaris office that you can you not read and download any other number. I want your presentation using Google drive. It worked but it wasn't just me it is running off the computer and it kind of a presentation to go full screen it did help that when I turned everything to him. -- they do like is the suite of tools -- helps -- fine -- their production experience. Are able to adjust focus and rotation. Pointer in a table you talked and -- what's called a visual present her to show what ever is in -- the camera. There's also on beyond that which lets you find music and images to work as an intro you warm up the -- You can also turn on a flashlight flash blinking Disco light and sound an alarm to remind you -- your next briefing. Unsurprisingly projection works best in the dark environment on -- -- surface and you will have to be aware of battery drain and you use the projector. You'll use more battery for long recession like gaming and video but luckily the phone comes with a large battery for it screen size that action how its 2000. The -- audio worked pretty well -- quiet settings that you may find -- you want the parent -- to Bluetooth speaker for some scenarios. It's pretty apparent that the projector is the phone's biggest rock but luckily didn't forget about the rest of the file. The beam has an attractive and almost rugged design with -- bright yellow racing stripe all around the -- and the same vibrant color beneath the back cover. The -- on the thicker side because of the projector especially at the top and it's also a little heavier than usual but it's comfortable because of the soft touch finish on the back. There's a four inch super -- screen and every 2.3 gingerbread. The phone also comes with a physical home button on the bottom and on both the sim card slot and -- micro SD card slot on the side for easy act. The five megapixel camera takes some good shots to capture 720 Ph.D. -- is also a one point three megapixel camera on the front -- -- -- not I have here is an unlocked version running on EG -- -- AT&T'S -- Will be available in your very then there's no that's the date. And does it all works for CNET and this has been out tech. You'll find my -- on CNET.