As reported from BGR today at Mobile World Congress, mobile processor juggernaut Texas Instrument held a press event to offer some additional details about its OMAP 4 and 5 processor lines. Greg Delagi, the company’s senior vice president and general manager, gave the keynote which took place right on the showroom floor. He emphatically talked about the need to push the capabilities of “smart devices” forward while being mindful of the constraints battery technology puts on the industry. RIM was then brought up on stage, as the PlayBook will be using the OMAP 4 platform, and praised the progress that TI is making with its system on a chip (SoC) OMAP processors.

See the video demo below recorded by BGR of the motion-based gesture recognition, in action running on prototype hardware, along with some of Mr. Delagi’s thoughts on why OMAP is such an effective mobile processor.