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See how Sony Xperia Touch turns any table, counter or wall into an Android 'phone'

It won't make calls of course, but it does create a virtual desktop or movie screen you can look at with others.

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Want Android on your countertop? Turn on the Sony Xperia Touch (previously known as the Sony Xperia Projector).

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The device, which is in its final design, but not yet launched, is small enough to carry with you or keep stationed in your home.

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Instead of reaching down for your phone, you'd use the Android-run projector to beam a touch-sensitive image onto any flat surface.

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You can also connect a Sony PlayStation 4 controller to play games.

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The image spans from 23 inches up to 80. But it's only touch-sensitive at 23 inches.

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A camera makes it possible to video chat.

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You can also use the microphone to trigger Google voice search. "OK, Google..."

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Click through for more examples of what you can do and see the unit itself.

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The projector about the size of a thick book.

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It's got a power button and volume controls.

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You can position it to beam on a tabletop of up on a wall.

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It has a Micro-USB connector...

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...and an HDMI port.

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Read more about the Sony Xperia Touch and all the best from CES 2017.

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