SilverPac have announced [pdf link] their SilverFrame Advanced Digital Picture Frame (ADPF) at Computex 2009, and as the name might suggest this is miles apart from the cheap photo display you can find in Best Buy bargain bins. The ADPF runs Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2 and supports Windows SideShow and Windows Live FrameIt for displaying online content on its 10.1-inch 1024 x 576 touchscreen.
What that means is that the frame will not only show local photos, play video and stream music from across a network, but it can sync with your calendar, show emails and allow for replies, and view photos from Picasa, Photobucket, Facebook and a Windows Live account. Connectivity includes WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0, infrared (for the remote control), a multiformat memory card slot and both full-sized USB and a micro-USB port.
The whole thing is driven by a Freescale processor with 512MB of RAM and 1GB of flash storage, and there are twin 1.5W speakers plus a rotation sensor that will automatically flip the screen orientation. In addition to photo frame and internet widget duty, it can also run Internet Explorer and various IM clients.
The SilverFrame is on show at the Microsoft stand at Computex, but there’s no word on a release unfortunately. SilverPac are an OEM and as such are looking for a brand who will pick up the design; until that happens, there’s no way of knowing even whether it will reach the market, never mind for how much.