Skip to main content

SilverPac's Digital Picture Frame Kicks Butt

The company announced the SilverFrame at Computex this week and we’re completely blown away by this little machine. We’re also wondering why SilverPac is calling this a digital picture frame when, in fact, it can do so much more.

Before we get into what it actually does, here’s a quick run down of the specs: a 10.1-inch Touch Lens LCD (1024 x 576 and 16:9), a Freescale 
i.MX27 CPU, 512 MB of RAM, 1 GB of Flash Memory, 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.0, IR Reciever, both a standard USB port and mini-USB, 2 x full range 3 watt 40mm drivers (1.5 watts per channel), it supports JPEG, TIF, GIF, BMP, MPEG-1, MPEG-4, WMV, H.264, MP3, WMA and AAC, and features Windows Live FrameIt, Windows SlideShow, Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2 (upgradable to Windows Embedded CE 7), Internet Explorer and instant messaging.

Whew! Okay so now we know what’s inside, you won’t really be that surprised when we tell you that all those bells and whistles mean you can display photos, play video and stream music from across a network, sync with your calendar, check the weather, read the news, show emails (and allow for replies), and view photos from Picasa, Photobucket, Facebook and a Windows Live account. It also comes with a remote control for those of us who aren’t feeling the whole touch screen thing.

SlashGear reports that the device is currently on show at the Microsoft booth at Computex and that SilverPac is looking for an OEM to take on the design, smack a logo on it and push it out to retail. We love this device and would be all over it, price permitting. How much do you reckon this thing would sell for?

  • nirvanabah
    but can it blend?
    Reply
  • cracklint
    $359?
    Reply
  • mavroxur
    So, it's a tablet PC?
    Reply
  • vertigo_2000
    Can I play Crysis on it?

    Whoa! Guys... before you hit the "thumbs down" button... I was just joking. :D

    It looks like a bit iPod Touch.
    Reply
  • mindless728
    so, how long until linux gets ported to this machine
    Reply
  • joebob2000
    If it had a battery in it, I would say it will sell for $999. As it is, though, maybe $399 if the screen has decent color, and it takes a bluetooth keyboard and can run FireFox.
    Reply
  • grieve
    If only i had some pictures to show...
    Reply
  • suddenstop
    nettop price range
    Reply
  • yourtechsupport
    So.... this is more like a.... thin client?
    I can see this getting a higher-end netbook price on it.
    ... and I can see myself owning one.
    Reply
  • cielmerlion
    i can totally see myself owning one, as long as it came with a decent alarm clock app (makes for a sweet excuse to buy it)
    Reply