Samsung Debuts New UbiSync Photo Frames

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Samsung has taken unveiled four new digital photo frames that offer stylish display of images throughout the house and—via Samsung’s UbiSync technology—can act as secondary displays for PCs just by plugging them into a USB port.

The new photo frames stick with Samsung’s traditional photo frame design, with a piano-black bezel with capacitive touch controls built into the bezel: touch to make them appear, and when you’re done, the controls vanish after 10 seconds. All the photo frames sport an integrated SD/MMC/MS/xD card reader and USB port for loading photos.

The 8-inch SPF-85V offers an 800 by 600 resolution, 64 MB of internal memory, and integrated 802.11b/g Wi-Fi for pulling in photos over an internal network and/or online photo hosting services (like WIndows Live Spaces). The 8-inch SPF-85H drops the Wi-Fi, but steps up to 1 GB of memory. The 10-inchers follow a similar pattern with a 1,024 by 600-pixel display, with the SPF-105V packing 64 MB of memory and Wi-Fi and the SPF-105P dropping the Wi-Fi and moving up to 1 GB of memory.

The Wi-Fi photo frames can tap into the free InfoLink information service to display news, weather information, stock prices, RSS feeds from USA Today, and other information; all of them can connect to PCs via USB as a secondary display.

The 8-inch SPF-85H and SPF-85V will be prices at $129.99 and $199.99, respectively, and should be available next week. The SPF-105H and SPF-105V will ship in October and November for suggested prices of $199.99 and $289.99, respectively.

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