HP Dreamscreen digital photo frames bring Facebook photos to your living room

HP has released two new digital photo frames on Thursday that promise to be more than just your average digital photo frame.

The new models, called the Dreamscreen 110 and Dreamscreen 130, will come in 10.2- and 13.3-inch variants and feature 2GB of on-board memory, Wi-Fi, memory card reader, and the ability to stream photo galleries from Facebook and the company's Snapfish photo service.

Built using a Linux OS, the frames will also promise movie support, Pandora music streaming, weather, and the promise of more apps in the future.

Users will be able to stream content from a PC over the wireless network, while support for streaming from a NAS drive or media server is due later a spokesperson told us.

Control is either via a touch sensitive interface on the front of the frame or via a remote control that tucks into the back of the device.

The 10.2-inch screen will be LED backlit, however the 13-inch will be standard LCD. Both have a 800 x 480 resolution.

"We see this as much more than a digital photo frame", the lead product manager told us in a candid interview before outlining a number of possibilities in store for the future. This includes the ability to request prints directly from the frame as well as offering an SDK to allow programmers to develop dedicated apps for the frames.

The two new models will be available in the US from Thursday priced at $249 for the 10.2-inch frame and $299 for the 13.3-inch model.

HP confirmed to Pocket-lint that the frames would be coming to the UK, however didn't have a date at the time.


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