One of my favorite sites recently published entertaining brief article about Linux-based device. Just imagine photoframe with 0.5 Ghz CPU, 128 Mb RAM, up to 16Gb SD memory, MP3/MPEG-4 playback and Wi-Fi. Huh? No jokes, it’s upcoming Agfaphoto‘s AF5080W product and below are it’s specs!

  • Processor — Freescale i.MX31 SoC with ARM11 core clocked at 532MHz
  • Memory — 128MB; 5-in-1 memory card reader supporting up to 16GB SD
  • Display — 8-inch, 800×600 SVGA
  • Images — JPEG, GIF, PNG, WMF
  • Audio — MP3, WMA
  • Video — H.264 AVI, MJPEG, MPEG-4 (and via networked STB, MPEG 1 and MPEG-2)
  • I/O — WiFi, USB
  • Features — slideshow, clock, calendar, alarm, and remote control
  • Frame — tripod base with three interchangeable veneers: brushed aluminium, black plastic, and wood effect

agfaphoto photoframeAs for me, I was impressed and little bit confused: I have internet gateway/proxy with lesser hardware running in our office! :) That server can’t do animation-enhanced slideshow, doesn’t have calendar, alarm functions and can’t play video or audio. But above-mentioned digital photoframe can do it easily, as well as it can play video from STB (set-top box) and transfer data via Wi-Fi. Nice device among those that aren’t worse buying however potentially are perfect gifts!

The toy is to be shipped by AgfaPhoto and developed by Sagem Communications. Hardware part is based on Freescale Semiconductor’s i.MX31 system-on-chip (SoC). There is no official information on pricing and/or availability, but if you’re interested just wait until it appear at AgfaPhoto’s photoframes page.

 

3 Comments

 

  1. December 10, 2008  4:58 pm by Dave G Reply

    Hi the i.MX31 is very nice, currently designing with it now. Seems overkill using it in a photoframe but that's just the way things are going. Looks like a nice peice of technology.

  2. September 4, 2009  2:58 pm by monster rake Reply

    I would definitely say screen and keyboard are the most important buying decision for me as the specs are fairly standard across brands anyway.

  3. December 5, 2009  5:19 am by Nathan Revilla Reply

    awesome site, I'm glad I wandered here through my friend's blog i'm going to have to add this one to the old bookmark list :D

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