Kodak Launches the First OLED Photo Frame
Kodak’s OLED Wireless Frame, announced today, is the world’s first photo frame with an Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) display. At $999, this 7.6-inch frame costs more than three times most high-end Wi-Fi frames. Here are the benefits: for one, OLED technology produces bright, sharp images, and is energy-efficient, to boot. It also packs Kodak’s Perfect Touch Technology, a trickle-down feature from Kodak’s point-and-shoot line, which automatically enhances photos. I’ve never seen a frame do this before. It also has 802.11g Wi-Fi, which allows users to wirelessly import photos from their PCs, Kodak Galleries, and other photo sharing sites. And, thanks to its newish partnership with FrameChannel, users can stream Web content, such as weather, news, sports, and stocks. Finally, it plays video, and has 2GB internal memory. Bottom line: the real news is that this is the first OLED photo frame. There are other frames on the market with Wi-Fi, FrameChannel, and that can play movies and music– and they cost a third of the price, if that.