Release Issued by Parrot:
Parrot’s New Bluetooth® PHOTO VIEWER 7''™ Displays 500 Shots in Vibrant Color, Freeze-Frame or Slide Show Mode
2007 International CES
Parrot has introduced a new, larger format Bluetooth®-enabled digital photo frame that holds more than 500 images and has a seven-inch active-matrix TFT screen for exceptionally bright, crisp photo images. The new Parrot PHOTO VIEWER 7”™ joins Parrot’s 3.5-inch model introduced earlier this year that holds 120 photos.
The Parrot PHOTO VIEWER 7” will be available online and through retailers in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2007 with an MSRP of $249.
The Parrot PHOTO VIEWER 7”, so named because the screen measures seven inches diagonally, will store more than 500 JPEG files and display them in slide show or freeze-frame mode. Photos can be transferred quickly and easily to the Parrot PHOTO VIEWER 7” from a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone, digital camera, laptop other storage device.
“Digital cameras and camera phones continue selling at a record pace as consumers discover the fun and simplicity of shooting pictures and storing or emailing them digitally,” says Henri Seydoux, founder and CEO of Parrot. “Our new Parrot PHOTO VIEWER 7” responds to this growing market demand and to our customers and consumers who have told us that a larger screen would be a welcome addition to our photo imaging line.”
With the Parrot PHOTO VIEWER 7”, built-in sensors keep the image upright whether the frame is positioned vertically or horizontally. The Parrot PHOTO VIEWER 7” also allows for brightness adjustment and shuts off automatically when it’s dark. Enjoy your favorite photos, in the order you want, with customizable slide shows and an ultra-simple three-button user interface.
How to Use It
To upload pictures, simply select the Parrot PHOTO VIEWER 7” in the list of Bluetooth devices on your phone, digital camera or computer. Then select the picture you want to display and send it to the frame via Bluetooth. The picture is instantly converted to the size of the screen.
Features & Technical specifications
Active-matrix (TFT) screen with 720x480 pixels
262,144 color display
Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR
Bluetooth BIP, OPP and FTP profiles
128 MB internal memory for storing more than 500 JPEG images
Software-controlled image resizing
Accepts JPEG images from 700 K to 7M pixels
Portrait or landscape position sensor
Light sensor adjustment of brightness, contrast and backlight
Fixed display and slide show functions
Size of the frame: 8.75 x 7 x 1 inches
Weight: 17 ounces
Parrot offers the broadest lineup of Bluetooth-enabled products available. The company plans to introduce several more new products in the next 12 months.