Vizit wireless photo frame on sale; AT&T data plans detailed

Mar 23, 2010
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Vizit wireless photo frame on sale; AT&T data plans detailed

Isabella Product's Vizit cellular-enabled digital photo frame has finally gone up for sale, and it's also confirmed pricing for the required AT&T data plan.  The 10.4-inch 800 x 600 touchscreen - available in silver or black - is priced at $279.99, while there will be two data plan options: a "basic" plan at $5.99 per month, or a "premium" plan at $79.99 per year.

The basic plan gets you up to 100 photos per month delivered through AT&T's data network (the Vizit uses GPRS rather than 3G), which can be sent to the frame either via email or from an MMS-capable cellphone.  As for the premium plan, that gets you up to 1,450 photos per year (around 120 per month).

It's also possible to view locally-stored images on the Vizit display, as well as access Photobucket, Flickr and other galleries.  Meanwhile viewers can respond to received photos directly from the frame itself, as well as forward them on to others.  Frankly, we're not sure the price is low enough for the target audience to stomach, but we're hoping this marks the start of a new breed of cellular-enabled displays.

Press Release:

Isabella Products' Award Winning Vizit Photo Frame Now Available for Purchase

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Consumer electronics company Isabella Products announced the availability of Vizit™, the first two-way, fully interactive digital photo frame powered by the AT&T* wireless network.

Available now on VizitMe.com, Vizit enables friends and family to send photos of life’s most important moments in real-time, connecting loved ones regardless of location. Simply email a photo to the frame address and it arrives within minutes, connecting families with visceral images. Then, with just a touch of the screen, Vizit users can share, reply, forward, favorite and delete any image on the frame. All photos sent to Vizit are automatically archived within a user’s personal VizitMe.com account, which allows users to remotely manage, edit, delete and organize the photos on their frame.

Crowned the winner of the Best Embedded Mobile Device at Mobile World Congress in February, Vizit is sold direct from VizitMe.com and retails at $279.99, requiring a basic ($5.99/month) or premium ($79.99/year) photo plan.

Isabella Products’ CEO, Matthew I. Growney says, “An evolution of how we share photos is underway. To date, a digital frame has simply served as an end point or storage unit. With Vizit, people can now reply to pictures or forward them to others directly from the frame. It’s truly the most interactive experience.”

“Isabella Products has approached Vizit in an innovative way which will allow the digital photo frame to become a more integral part of the imaging ecosystem,” commented InfoTrends senior research analyst Carrie Sylvester, “If you don’t free the pictures from the ‘electronic shoeboxes’ (e.g. memory cards and PCs) and bring the photos into our everyday lives, there’s not much point in taking pictures.”

“With Vizit’s intuitive design and use of AT&T’s wireless network, photo sharing is going to become simpler, faster and more enjoyable,” said Glenn Lurie, president of AT&T’s emerging device organization. “It’s the ideal photo sharing companion for parents, grandparents, kids away at school and siblings who might be across town or across the country. We’re proud to be the network of choice for this innovative product.”

Through a partnership with LIFE.com, the Vizit digital photo frame will also feature photos from the largest collection of professional photography on the web today. This expansive photo collection contains millions of extraordinary images, many of which are now accessible to Vizit users through an RSS feed on the frame owner’s VizitMe.com account. Additionally, users can easily import their photos from photo sharing sites like Photobucket into their VizitMe.com account.

Vizit’s ultra-thin display is wall-mountable and available in charcoal with a black accent or silver with a white accent. Vizit measures 10.9” wide x 7.4” high x .65” deep.

To order your Vizit or learn more, please go to VizitMe.com.


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