Albo: Sanyo's new photo and video frame


Sanyo Japan has announced a small monitor [JP] that can be used to display pictures and video material from digital cameras and cell phones. The so-called Albo can also play your MP3s and is capable of infrared communication, meaning users can transfer data from their cell phones wirelessly.

The frame features a 7-inch LCD (800×480 resolution), 500MB of internal memory, 0.5W mono speakers, SD/SDHC/memory stick Duo support and a USB port. Videos can be viewed at 30fps with 640×480 resolution.

The Albo will be offered in three colors (white, brown and the inevitable pink) and is expected to retail for $150 when it hits Japanese stores next month. Sanyo Japan hasn’t said yet whether the frame will be sold abroad as well so you might want to contact the Japan Trend Shop or Geek Stuff 4 U if you want to get one shipped outside Japan.