Digital Picture Frame

mintpass Mint Frame bundles camera and display

mintpass Mint Frame bundles camera and display

When Korean firm mintpass aren't working on the mintpad MID, they're busy at the design-board sketching out concept prototypes for your minimalist home.  One of their most interesting designs - especially since they've talked about next-generation mintpads with larger displays - is the Mint Frame, a 7-inch touchscreen digital photo frame that not only displays pictures but, thanks to a 2-megapixel camera built into the back, takes them too.

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Sungale ID800WT WiFi photo frame reviewed: glitchy disappointment

Sungale ID800WT WiFi photo frame reviewed: glitchy disappointment

Considering you can find SD cards, PMPs and even fridges packing WiFi these days, it's something of a surprise that so few digital photo frames include wireless connectivity.  One such exception is the Sungale ID800WT Widget Photo Frame, an 8-inch 800 x 600 touchscreen display which not only promises to show off your holiday snaps - whether locally stored or in an online gallery - but YouTube, GMail and internet radio, too.  Unfortunately, as Zatz Not Funny discovered, the reason so few frames include WiFi is perhaps because the manufacturers handle it so poorly.

SilverPac SilverFrame with touchscreen, WiFi-n, SideShow and media streaming

SilverPac SilverFrame with touchscreen, WiFi-n, SideShow and media streaming

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.

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LG pick Kodak OLED tech for future devices

LG pick Kodak OLED tech for future devices

LG and Kodak have signed a deal that will see the latter's OLED technology used in upcoming LG products, including TVs, cellphone displays and digital photo frames.  The first LG devices using Kodak OLED systems are expected to reach the market by the end of 2009, according to Andrew Sculley, GM and VP of Kodak's Display Group.

Update: Kodak have clarified that the deal was in fact signed in 2008, and that the claim of commercial products "by the end of the year" is unconfirmed.

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Digital Foci 8-inch SVGA Digital Photo Art Book supports Camera RAW

Digital Foci 8-inch SVGA Digital Photo Art Book supports Camera RAW

Digital Foci has dressed up a portable multimedia player with a soft leader case and a built-in battery, as a contemporary digital portfolio art book, and readied to showcase at the upcoming PMA 2009. Dubbed “PBK-080 “, the Photo Book features a 8-inch 4:3 SVGA LCD, built-in speakers and a large 4GB built-in memory, along with a host of multimedia card readers to support music, video and digital still image playbacks.

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