Mobile PowerPoint Projectors Making a Comeback: BlackBerry Presenter Hardware Add-on Available Soon

If you wait long enough, everything comes back into style again. And, so it is with mobile phone PowerPoint presentations. Believe it or not, making PowerPoint slide presentations using a Windows CE Pocket PC was pretty easy back around the turn of this century. All you needed with a Pocket PC with a CompactFlash Card slot (nearly all had one or a slide-on adapter to add one), a CompactFlash Card VGA adapter, drivers for the adapter and a PowerPoint slidedeck converted using ActiveSync. I think I still have one or two of these CF VGA adapters lying around somewhere. However, as CF cards started to disappear, so apparently did the will to build hardware add-ons to provide the ability to make mobile projected presentations… Until now…

AT&T announced the availability of the…

AT&T and LG Mobile Phones Announce the First 1Ghz Smartphone in the United States, the LG Expo

…on November 30, 2009. It has an optional add-on pico projector to make mobile presentations. And, like the HTC HD2 and Google Nexus One, the LG eXpo has a 1GHz processor. It runs Windows Mobile 6.5.

BlackBerry users have a projection display option too now…

RIM’s BlackBerry Presenter makes mobile PowerPoint all too sexy (Engadget)

This $199 option should be available later this month. Make sure your BlackBerry is compatible with it before buying one though.