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.
T-Mobile USA's Cameo wireless digital photo frame always faired well in reviews for its usability and functionality, but less palatable were the sticker price and monthly service charge. At launch, the photo frame - which can receive images via MMS or email over T-Mobile's cellular network - cost $99.99 while the monthly fee was $9.99; now the carrier has apparently dropped those costs to just $39.99 and $1.99 respectively.
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.
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.
A printer’s incorporated digital frame isn’t new to us, Smartparts unveiled the first one back in CES 2009 with a 8-inch SVGA panel that provided an instant 4x6 photo printout with a click on a button. That was a 4:3 aspect panel, now you can have a 16:9 LCD from Amex Digital with similar feature.
With new features continue to evolve in digital frames, it’s hard to differ nowadays’ photo frames from PMP or MID devices. They stay stationary and much bigger but not longer burden a single role digital slideshow device for photo display. A recent Japanese frame maker even went as far as incorporating a digital TV tuner.
Amex Digital is extending its Blu-ray optical drive/decks business to unveil a pair of multifunctional digital photo frames, SR-7 and SW-7. The former features an indoor thermometer, radio controlled dual alarm clock and is capable of multimedia playback; while the latter does it all with an additional weather station.
i-Mate have announced that they will be closing down their Momento Live online photo sharing service on February 25th, meaning users of their WiFi-enabled Momento photo frames will no longer be able to send and receive images automatically. In an email sent to all subscribers, i-Mate warned users that they will need to backup any images stored on Momento Live, as once the service terminates they will be deleted.