According to local media reports DoCoMo will market a dedicated e-photo frame, with it’s own email address, by spring this year. Apparently the LCD screen of the prototype developed in-house, sorry we could not find an image, is slightly larger than a postcard. The unit can store up to 1,000 photos, has a slide-show function while voice messages and video images also can be sent to the frame from a mobile phone. The estimated retail price is 20,000jpy or about $220usd.
Via: According the Yomiuri:
According to Docomo officials, photos taken with a cell phone can be transmitted wirelessly and displayed on a liquid crystal display digital photo frame equipped with wireless network capability. The nation’s largest cell phone operator expects the device to quickly become popular. Parents will be able to send photos of their children to grandparents who live away from them, for example.
This sounds like an obvious, and pretty cool, value proposition. We wonder if it will only accept input from DoCoMo customers or if anyone, with the right e-addy, can play. Update, as possible, to follow!