Samsung 8 & 10-inch Digital Photo Frames with optional WiFi

Aug 27, 2008
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Samsung 8 & 10-inch Digital Photo Frames with optional WiFi

A clutch of new digital photo frames from Samsung today, and the company gets partial-kudos for giving at least some of them WiFi.  Two 8-inch 800 x 600 frames, the SPF-85H and SPF-85V, and two 10-inch 1024 x 600 frames, the SPF-105P and SPF-105V, are available, although the 'V' versions have WiFi b/g.  Each can load images from their SD/MMC/MS/XD card reader or via the USB memory slot.

The two non-wireless frames have 1GB of onboard storage for keeping regularly-displayed images, while the WiFi-enabled frames have a mere 64MB.  That shouldn't matter too much, though, as they have access to Windows Live Spaces, the online photo gallery, as well as Samsung's InfoLink with RSS feeds from USA Today and others.  They also get a subscription to Samsung's Frame Channel, consisting of over 400 channels of news, sports, cartoons and more.

Control is via the touch-sensitive buttons that light up as part of the screen bezel, and using UbiSync you can set the frames to act as a secondary display for your computer.  The SPF-85H and the WiFi-enabled SPF-85V will be available on September 1st, priced at $129.99 and $199.99 respectively.  Meanwhile the SPF-105P will be available for $199.99 on October 1st and the WiFi-enabled SPF-105V for $289.99 on November 1st.

Press Release:

Samsung Introduces New Line of Innovative LCD Digital Photo Frames

The Samsung SPF-85H, SPF-85V, SPF-105P and SPF-105V Digital Photo Frames Offer Great Image Quality and Style; Fits Any Spot in Your Home or Office

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, the number one worldwide brand of professional LCD display products, announced today the addition of four new digital photo frames to its existing line of award-winning display products. Available September 1st, the SPF-85H and the WiFi-enabled SPF-85V have an 8-inch screen and are offered with an estimated street price of $129.99 and $199.99, respectively. For those wanting a larger screen, two 10-inch digital photo frames will be available. The SPF-105P will be offered for an estimated street price of $199.99 on October 1st and the WiFi-enabled SPF-105V for an estimated street price of $289.99 on November 1st. These digital photo frames provide fantastic image quality that is now more affordable and can be purchased through Samsung’s authorized channel partners.

Wireless Connectivity, Unique Features and Versatility

These Samsung digital photo frames are wrapped in a glossy black bezel with rounded edges for an elegant look. Designed to blend seamlessly into a variety of environments, the Samsung digital photo frames are able to bring digital images to life. Each model features Samsung’s exclusive Starlight Touch Controls which integrate the On Screen Display (OSD) buttons into the bezel. Starlight Touch features capacitive touch buttons, which disappear from the bezel after 10 seconds of inactivity. These digital photo frames can also be used as a secondary monitor for your laptop or desktop, using Samsung’s exclusive UbiSync technology.

Samsung’s Display Product Manager, Jeff Muto explains, “Samsung has identified a need in the market for quality photo frames that offer improved front of screen performance, quality design and enhanced versatility. Using Samsung’s UbiSync feature is as simple as plugging the photo frame into your USB port. Then you can have a secondary monitor for your media player, tool palettes or whatever your needs may be. With other built-in features like WiFi for easy photo sharing and auto-resize functionality which enhances ease of use, these new digital photo frames push the versatility envelope.”

Along with great design and image quality, the SPF-85V and SPF-105V are Internet Photo Frames, which allow for wireless connectivity via 802.11b/g. These frames are optimized for use with Windows Live Spaces for easy photo sharing. Users can find a tutorial at www.livenowsharenow.com on how to use a Samsung Internet Photo Frame with Windows Live Spaces. Additionally, these frames come with Samsung’s InfoLink feature, which offers the ability to receive RSS feeds from “USA Today” and Frame Channel making these products more than just a digital photo frame. These sleek digital photo frames not only look good, they produce the same crystal clear, quality images that are expected from Samsung’s award-winning displays.

Distinctive Design and Feature-Packed:

Samsung SPF-85H

The Samsung SPF-85H is an 8-inch digital photo frame that comes with an energy saving auto On/Off feature.

800 x 600 High resolution
1 GB internal memory
Auto on/off function
Auto Photo Resize
SD/MMC/MS/XD card reader, USB memory slot

Samsung SPF-85V

The 8-inch Samsung SPF-85V has a built in wireless feature optimized for use with Windows Live Spaces for easy photo sharing.

800 x 600 High resolution
64 MB internal memory
Auto rotation function
802.11b/g wireless photo frame
Rechargeable battery
SD/MMC/MS/XD card reader, USB memory slot
InfoLink free information service (News, Weather, Stocks)

Frame Channel Service gets over 400 channels of news, sports, cartoons and more. www.samsung.framechannel.com

Samsung SPF-105P

The 10-inch Samsung 105P includes a rechargeable battery for easy portability.

1024 x 600 High resolution
1 GB internal memory
Auto Photo Resize
Rechargeable battery
SD/MMC/MS/XD card reader, USB memory slot

Samsung SPF-105V

The Samsung SPF-105V is a 10-inch digital photo frame that includes wireless connectivity, auto rotation and a rechargeable battery.

1024 x 600 High resolution
64 MB internal memory
Auto rotation function
802.11b/g wireless photo frame.
Rechargeable battery
SD/MMC/MS/XD card reader, USB memory slot
InfoLink free information service (News, Weather, Stocks)

Frame Channel Service gets over 400 channels of news, sports, cartoons and more. www.samsung.framechannel.com

All digital photo frames will be available through most online retailers and through Samsung’s resellers’ network, which can be located by calling 1-800-SAMSUNG or by visiting www.samsung.com. Samsung Power Partners receive special promotions, lead referrals, training and technical support, as well as collateral and marketing materials. To find out more about becoming a Samsung Power Partner visit www.samsungp3.com.

About Samsung Electronics America Information Technology Division

Samsung’s Information Technology Division (ITD) markets a complete line of award-winning LCD Monitor products, including professional large format LCD and Plasma displays. ITD also markets an award-winning line of color and monochrome laser printers and multifunction devices, video security systems and the family of Samsung Q1 Ultra-Mobile Personal Computers (UMPC). Samsung ITD is committed to supporting the needs of its channel partners in the professional, commercial, corporate, and SOHO markets. Based in Irvine, California, ITD is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC). The SEA organization oversees the North American operations of Samsung including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. Please visit www.samsung.com for more information or call 1-800-SAMSUNG.

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2007 consolidated sales of US$103.4 billion. Employing approximately 150,000 people in 134 offices in 62 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business, Telecommunication Business and Digital Appliance Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.


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