Pandigital Intros Pandigital Photo Mail LED Digital Photo Frame
This next-generation wirelessly connected digital photo frame accepts photos sent via e-mail from family and friends and is connected through AT&T’s (News - Alert) wireless network, said company officials who added that it will be available early this year.
“Consumers want a convenient, reliable way to share and enjoy photos with friends and family,” said Dean Finnegan, CEO and founder, Pandigital. “We’re enabling consumers to do just that with the Pandigital Photo Mail LED Digital Photo Frame. For the first time, it’s unbelievably simple and affordable to share and enjoy digital images via email to a digital photo frame.”
The Pandigital Photo Mail LED Digital Photo Frame has its own dedicated e-mail address powered by Snapfish from HP. Photos can be sent directly to the frame from e-mail accounts either from a computer or mobile device. On receiving the photos the recipient can accept them and view them, said company sources.
“Pandigital’s Photo Mail LED Digital Photo Frame ushers in a new era of how consumers will share and enjoy digital images,” said Glenn Lurie, president, emerging devices, resale and partnerships, AT&T Mobility.
Delivering photos to this frame is as easy as sending an email. Along with AT&T’s network, photo sharing becomes a very connected and convenient way to stay close to friends and family, remarked Lurie.
Photos that are shared through the device will be available via an album at Snapfish.com. People can easily preserve, enjoy and share their memories, order professionally-developed photos and also create over 100 customized photo gifts like books, calendars and other items.
The digital photo frame is a large 8-inch back-lit LED display with 800 x 600 resolution making the photos clear and sharp. The 4:3 aspect ratio keeps the original format of the photos eliminating stretching or cropping. The full 1 GB internal memory and Pandigital’s memory optimization mode enable consumers to enjoy up to 6400 images on the display, according to company sources.
Also the Pandigital Photo Mail LED Digital Photo Frame can be loaded with photos in more traditional ways like via its 6-in-1 media card reader or via a direct connection to a computer or digital camera and then edited. The Pandigital Photo Mail LED Digital Photo Frame can play back AVI video clips and MP3 music files.
The frame also features calendar, clock and alarm functions. It can be programmed with specific on/off times so as to eliminate power waste when not required. It features a real wood frame, photo matting and a glass screen cover making it blend with other frames in the home.
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Edited by Kelly McGuire