Sprint LivePro Combines A Mini Projector and Hotspot

by Brandon Russell | July 9, 2014

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ZTE on Wednesday announced a new device hitting Sprint on July 11: a combination mini projector and mobile hotspot called the Sprint LivePro. The device aims to fill a niche for those who have ever needed to beam something onto a wall, or maybe just hop onto the Internet when no reliable Wi-Fi is nearby. The device will be offered for as little as $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $18.75 with a Sprint Easy Pay plan.

The LivePro measures in at 4.7-inches by 4.7-inches, and just a 1.1-inches thick; it’s small enough that you can throw it into your backpack or purse and not have to worry about it. Better yet, it’s relatively light, yet is still capable of projecting an image or video up to 120-inches. The device also comes equipped with a 4-inch touchscreen, and 5000mah battery, ensuring it can withstand a full day of heavy usage.

Other specs include an embedded speaker, 4GB of internal storage (microSD expandable), 1GB of RAM, 1.2-GHz dual-core processor and Android 4.2. The lamp itself is 100 lumens, with a rated lifespan of 20,000 hours. The device can also be paired with speakers through Bluetooth, or with a 3.5mm jack.

“Whether it’s a boardroom proposal or backyard movie night, Sprint LivePro is a one-of-a-kind device that combines the enhanced LTE network capabilities of Sprint Spark with an easily portable projector that helps you get work done or keep the family entertained,” said Sprint’s vice president of product development, David Owens.

Other features include the ability to hook up a device through HDMI or USB, or even wirelessly mirror a smartphone or tablet with Wi-Fi Miracast. So basically anywhere you can find a wall, you can use the LivePro. Whether that’s at a business meeting or just entertaining family in the backyard is up to you.

Sprint says the LivePro will be available with data plans starting at $34.99 per month, which offers 3GB of combined 3G/4G data. There is also a $49.99 plan with 6GB of data, and $79.99 for 12GB of data. Sprint Spark, meanwhile, is available in 27 markets across the U.S., including Austin, Chicago, Houston and Salt Lake City, among other cities.

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...