Seems not a day goes by without some kind of interesting innovation in the digital frame market and a recent announcement from Parrot kept that steak alive. The company said it would soon begin shipping a digital frame with its own cellphone number through a European mobile carrier at the end of this year.
Parrot’s new DF7700’s comes with a built-in SIM card that allows the frame to accept digital photos via MMS from mobile phones. The frame also features Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port and an SD memory card slot. According to Parrot, the initial rollout will be through French mobile carrier Bouygues Telecom, for $269 (US).
The frame also features a 7-inch screen with 720 x 480 screen resolution, 512MB of internal memory, automatic image rotation and a built-in light sensor that adjusts the LCD’s brightness as room lighting changes.
For now, Parrot tells us the U.S. market will receive the DPF7220, which offers the same features as the DP7700 minus the SIM card. This model is due here in the first quarter of 2008.