At its first global technology event, Lenovo outlined its vision for how its products will change the lives of people around the world, principally through an even greater interconnection of devices.
There are five ways in which this will happen. They include developing more natural ways for people to be connected, constructing connections that are more reliable, pairing up more devices, providing people with the “power of big data” and allowing for “smart connectivity” to be leveraged.
With smartphones, the Chinese company said, it plans on giving these devices a lot more punch – it wants them to be more usable and “more PC-like”.
To achieve this, Lenovo the “ Smart Cast” concept product, which seeks to rewrite, in part, the rules of that underpin smartphones.
It says that today’s devices are “limited to consuming content”. It proposes, however, to shift away from this “paradigm” as it puts it. Instead, it’s about creating stuff, as well as reinventing what smartphones are all about.
As such, these devices will come with a built-in laser projector, infrared motion detector and “high-performance algorithms”.
“This first ever technology combination opens a new world of interaction,” the company said in an official press release.
“Users can project a large virtual touch screen onto a table to type with a virtual keyboard and work with specific productivity apps (calculator, drawing, note-taking and even edit in Microsoft PowerPoint).
“Using just the projector alone, users can transform their wall into a movie theatre to watch videos, give a presentation or even play games like Fruit Ninja using hand gestures on the table or cast onto the wall.”