Samsung intro's new Wi-Fi digital photo frames

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Digital photo frames might be everyone’s favorite Christmas gift, (to give, not to receive) and Samsung is launching two new Wi-Fi-equipped models. Neither one of ‘em look terribly techno-chic so they might just bend in nicely with your Grandparent’s mid-70’s decor. The new units are loaded with features your lovely, but technology challenged, relatives won’t ever use though like Windows Live Spaces integration, USA Today RSS reader, and the second monitor option. Even if you’re still insistent on giving one your grandparents a digital photo frame that they will probably keep in the packaging until you come over, the eight inch SPF-85V will launch on October 1st for $199 and the ten inch SPF-105V on November 1st for $289.

 Full specs and press release after the break.

Samsung Introduces New Line of Innovative LCD Digital Photo Frames

The Samsung SPF-85H, SPF-85V, SPF-105P and SPF-105V Digital Photo Frames Offer Great Image Quality and Style; Fits Any Spot in Your Home or Office

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, the number one worldwide brand of professional LCD display products, announced today the addition of four new digital photo frames to its existing line of award-winning display products. Available September 1st, the SPF-85H and the WiFi-enabled SPF-85V have an 8-inch screen and are offered with an estimated street price of $129.99 and $199.99, respectively. For those wanting a larger screen, two 10-inch digital photo frames will be available. The SPF-105P will be offered for an estimated street price of $199.99 on October 1st and the WiFi-enabled SPF-105V for an estimated street price of $289.99 on November 1st. These digital photo frames provide fantastic image quality that is now more affordable and can be purchased through Samsungs authorized channel partners.

Wireless Connectivity, Unique Features and Versatility

These Samsung digital photo frames are wrapped in a glossy black bezel with rounded edges for an elegant look. Designed to blend seamlessly into a variety of environments, the Samsung digital photo frames are able to bring digital images to life. Each model features Samsungs exclusive Starlight Touch Controls which integrate the On Screen Display (OSD) buttons into the bezel. Starlight Touch features capacitive touch buttons, which disappear from the bezel after 10 seconds of inactivity. These digital photo frames can also be used as a secondary monitor for your laptop or desktop, using Samsungs exclusive UbiSync technology.

Samsungs Display Product Manager, Jeff Muto explains, Samsung has identified a need in the market for quality photo frames that offer improved front of screen performance, quality design and enhanced versatility. Using Samsungs UbiSync feature is as simple as plugging the photo frame into your USB port. Then you can have a secondary monitor for your media player, tool palettes or whatever your needs may be. With other built-in features like WiFi for easy photo sharing and auto-resize functionality which enhances ease of use, these new digital photo frames push the versatility envelope.

Along with great design and image quality, the SPF-85V and SPF-105V are Internet Photo Frames, which allow for wireless connectivity via 802.11b/g. These frames are optimized for use with Windows Live Spaces for easy photo sharing. Users can find a tutorial atwww.livenowsharenow.com on how to use a Samsung Internet Photo Frame with Windows Live Spaces. Additionally, these frames come with Samsungs InfoLink feature, which offers the ability to receive RSS feeds from USA Today and Frame Channel making these products more than just a digital photo frame. These sleek digital photo frames not only look good, they produce the same crystal clear, quality images that are expected from Samsungs award-winning displays.

Distinctive Design and Feature-Packed:

Samsung SPF-85H

The Samsung SPF-85H is an 8-inch digital photo frame that comes with an energy saving auto On/Off feature.

  • 800 x 600 High resolution
  • 1 GB internal memory
  • Auto on/off function
  • Auto Photo Resize
  • SD/MMC/MS/XD card reader, USB memory slot

Samsung SPF-85V

The 8-inch Samsung SPF-85V has a built in wireless feature optimized for use with Windows Live Spaces for easy photo sharing.

  • 800 x 600 High resolution
  • 64 MB internal memory
  • Auto rotation function
  • 802.11b/g wireless photo frame
  • Rechargeable battery
  • SD/MMC/MS/XD card reader, USB memory slot
  • InfoLink free information service (News, Weather, Stocks)
               

 

Frame Channel Service gets over 400 channels of news, sports, cartoons and more. www.samsung.framechannel.com

               

 

USA Today

 

Samsung SPF-105P

The 10-inch Samsung 105P includes a rechargeable battery for easy portability.

  • 1024 x 600 High resolution
  • 1 GB internal memory
  • Auto Photo Resize
  • Rechargeable battery
  • SD/MMC/MS/XD card reader, USB memory slot

Samsung SPF-105V

The Samsung SPF-105V is a 10-inch digital photo frame that includes wireless connectivity, auto rotation and a rechargeable battery.

  • 1024 x 600 High resolution
  • 64 MB internal memory
  • Auto rotation function
  • 802.11b/g wireless photo frame.
  • Rechargeable battery
  • SD/MMC/MS/XD card reader, USB memory slot
  • InfoLink free information service (News, Weather, Stocks)
                   

 

Frame Channel Service gets over 400 channels of news, sports, cartoons and more. www.samsung.framechannel.com

                   

 

USA Today

 

All digital photo frames will be available through most online retailers and through Samsungs resellers network, which can be located by calling 1-800-SAMSUNG or by visiting www.samsung.com. Samsung Power Partners receive special promotions, lead referrals, training and technical support, as well as collateral and marketing materials. To find out more about becoming a Samsung Power Partner visit www.samsungp3.com.

About Samsung Electronics America Information Technology Division

Samsungs Information Technology Division (ITD) markets a complete line of award-winning LCD Monitor products, including professional large format LCD and Plasma displays. ITD also markets an award-winning line of color and monochrome laser printers and multifunction devices, video security systems and the family of Samsung Q1 Ultra-Mobile Personal Computers (UMPC). Samsung ITD is committed to supporting the needs of its channel partners in the professional, commercial, corporate, and SOHO markets. Based in Irvine, California, ITD is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC). The SEA organization oversees the North American operations of Samsung including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. Please visit www.samsung.com for more information or call 1-800-SAMSUNG.

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2007 consolidated sales of US$103.4 billion. Employing approximately 150,000 people in 134 offices in 62 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business, Telecommunication Business and Digital Appliance Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

 

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