Pandigital’s Photo Mail Frame isn’t the first wireless frame, nor even the first with its own e-mail address. What made us look twice at this 8-inch frame, though, is its 3G connectivity. The Photo Mail frame accepts photos via AT&T’s 3G service, which users get without having to pay any monthly service charges. Here’s the catch: you can only have 300 photos e-mailed to it at which point you have to purchase more. So, nothing’s actually free.
Pandigitial says the idea of using 3G instead of Wi-Fi is to spare users the hassle of setting it up (we agree that most companies selling Wi-Fi frames haven’t gotten the ease of use right yet). If you decide not to buy more 3G service/photo bandwidth, there’s also 1GB internal memory and a 6-in1 memory card reader so you can load photos, you know, the traditional way.
The Photo Mail frame has a price of $149 and will be available early this year.