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Dial-A-Frame Shows Off Phone Pictures

Thu Nov 20, 2008 - 4:31 PM EST - By Jay Gross

T-Mobile is peddling a digital picture frame that connects to a wireless carrier network for photos to be uploaded. Manufactured by Parrot, of Paris, the frame has its own dedicated T-Mobile phone number and e-mail address.

The $99.99 picture frame works with any mobile phone that can send picture messages - regardless of what network they're connected to. It can receive and display photos sent from a mobile phone using MMS (same thing as SMS, but with photos) or e-mail. For good measure, the frame also features a USB connection and micro-SD card slot. The "Cameo" automatically rotates and resizes the photos it receives, and it can stand vertically or horizontally, as well as hang on the wall.

T-Mobile assesses a $9.99 monthly service charge for unlimited messaging to the frame. For more information check out

I have my quibbles with T-Mobile, of which I'm no longer a customer since tangling with their out-and-out rude customer service people, but here's a list of the features, courtesy of Parrot:

  • Leather, seven-inch frame stands vertically or horizontally - automatically rotates and resizes all photos
  • Receives real-time pictures directly to the frame via MMS and e-mail from a camera phone
  • Non-T-Mobile customers can send photos to the frame (yayyy!)
  • Memory: 64 MB
  • 720 x 480 pixel display

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