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.
While it may look semi-pro or even hybrid, in actual fact Kodak's EasyShare Z915 is a basic point-and-shoot in a serious suit. The 10-megapixel camera has a 10x optical zoom with image stabilization, and Kodak have paired it with their Smart Capture auto-scene technology.
An image of an unannounced Motorola device has found its way to Engadget, suggesting the company is working on a large touchscreen-based smartphone (or possibly a small MID) with Kodak optics and TV-out connectivity. Details on the handset - which came from an anonymous tipster - are scant, but going by the image the unnamed Motorola will have a 5-megapixel camera with lens cover and Xenon flash.
As we mentioned earlier this morning, Kodak plans to unveil a couple new devices at CES. One of those is the Zx1 camcorder, the apparent follow-up to the Zi6. We have some more news on the device, available after the jump.
While everyone is gearing up for CES, Kodak thought they'd slip out a bit of information on what they'll be revealing at the upcoming tech show. Three new devices are in store, including the Z980, the Zx1 and the EasyShare M380.
Just in time for holidays; the first of its kind, World’s first OLED powered Kodak photo frame with on-the-air connectivity is now available at Amazon. If you have a deep pocket here’s what you’ll get for a dollar shy of a grand : a thin profile 7.6-inch WVGA screen with incredible vibrant color, 180-degree viewing angle and 30,000:1 contrast OLED sensations, Wi-Fi connection for streaming photos from pc or photo-sharing sites; news, sports, weather reports from Framechannels , 2GB storage memory, and video and music playbacks.
One thousand dollar price tag for a digital photo frame at sub 8-inch is a big sum of money to spend; but the Kodak is a bleeding edge photo frame with OLED screen and an industrial’s first touch-frame control system, it’s touch sensitive too. It requires no backlighting support and Kodak even throws in a dynamic ambient light sensor to automatically adjust screen brightness according to room conditions. That and no color shifts with its brilliant viewing angles worth the asking price for the rich and wealthy.
Kodak can't have been expecting to sell many of their $999 OLED digital photo frames, but that probably wasn't their primary concerns what with the bragging rights of making the world's first such display. Since we're unlikely to come across the OLED Wireless Frame in among its more humdrum siblings on the Best Buy shelves, we'll have to make do with CNET's demo video.
Check out the OLED Wireless Frame demo after the cut
T-Mobile USA have announced four new devices as part of their holiday lineup, the Motorola MOTOZINE ZN5, Samsung Behold, T-Mobile cameo and Samsung Gravity. The MOTOZINE ZN5 is a 5-megapixel Kodak-powered digital camera with autofocus and a Xenon flash, including one-touch uploads to the Kodak online gallery. Meanwhile the Samsung Behold - leaked earlier today - is the T-Mobile version of the Samsung Tocco, with a large touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera and haptic feedback.
More T-Mobile details on the new devices after the cut
We’re not expecting anything less from Kodak when it comes to digital compact camera. The third leader in digital compact market has cooked up another feature rich compact with 14MP CCD image sensor; an EasyShare Z1485 with Optic served by a 5x Optical, 5x digital 35-175mm (35mm equiv.) lens with 2.5-inch 230k pixel LCD. The EasyShare has all the basic features you would expect from Kodak such as Optical image stabilization, smart captures mode, Face Detection and a number of shooting modes, video capture etc.
Kodak have unveiled the world's first OLED wireless digital photo frame, using a 7.6-inch panel capable of 30,000:1 contrast ratios and a 180-degree viewing angle. The frame includes 2GB of internal storage and can be used to display both still images and video; it has a resolution of 800 x 480 and is 16:9 widescreen aspect.