Picture Perfect Mother's Day Gift: ViewSonic Digital Photo Frames

Interchangeable Design Transforms Frames to Complement Every Mom's Style

Apr 09, 2008, 01:00 ET from ViewSonic Corporation

    WALNUT, Calif., April 9, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldwide shipments of
 digital photo frames are expected to reach 42.3 million units by 2011, with
 price as the major purchase influencer.(1) Answering this trend and
 building on the success of its first digital photo frame launch in January,
 ViewSonic(R) Corp. has introduced 10 customizable frames that offer a
 stylish and affordable gift for mothers, and others, to display their
 memories, starting at $139.
     The 7-, 8- and 10-inch photo frames feature stylish, interchangeable
 bezels -- including wood, black and silver, or black and white -- allowing
 consumers to customize the frame to their home decor as quickly as they
 refresh their digital content. This flexibility, combined with
 top-of-the-line display technology, gives people a stylish and versatile
 way to showcase their snapshots.
     "The digital age has become ubiquitous, but people still want a way to
 display their content in the 'old fashioned' way," said Steve Woo, vice
 president and general manager of VTV Consumer Electronics Products
 Division, ViewSonic Americas. "ViewSonic brings its award winning heritage
 in high-quality display technology to this category, making these frames an
 obvious, affordable choice for gift giving this spring."
     All of the frames are a snap to set up with this standard, easy to use,
 menu system. Additionally they come standard with 256MB of internal memory,
 which enables the rotation of nearly 4,000 photos and ensures users do not
 have to leave any of their favorite photos in hiding. Photos can be
 uploaded to the frames through a USB cable, directly from a thumb drive or
 with the camera's memory card. The 7-, 8- and 10-inch models come equipped
 with a built-in battery that provides freedom to display digital photos
 anywhere in the home or office without wire clutter.
     ViewSonic's first 10-inch wide screen digital photo frame, the DPX1002,
 supports a variety of formats -- JPEG and BMP for photos; Motion JPEG,
 MPEG1 and MPEG4 for video; and MP3 for music -- to create a platform ideal
 to display all types of memories. The DPX1002 boasts an industry-leading
 1024x600 resolution, 400 cd/m2 adjustable brightness and 400:1 contrast
 ratio (typ) to provide the highest image quality. The DPX1002 brings the
 added functionality of a calendar, alarm clock, multi-language option and
 remote control -- perfect for a bedside table.
     The 4:3 traditional 8-inch DPX802WD, DPX802WD-BW and DPX802BSL-BW
 showcase brilliant photos with a high 800X600 resolution, 250 brightness
 and 500:1 contrast ratio (typ). Slideshows are easily created and
 personalized with a built-in speaker to play MP3 audio files, an
 easy-to-use on-screen menu and numerous photo transition options.
     The widescreen 7-inch DPX702BSL-BW, DPX702WD-BW and DPX702WD bring
 photos to life with an 800x480 resolution, 220 cd/m2 adjustable brightness
 and a 400:1 contrast ratio (typ). The digital photo frames can display JPEG
 or BMP files and offer multiple slideshow options including speed, effect,
 language and rotation adjustments, allowing users to not only customize the
 look of the frame, but also their slideshow.
     For those consumers who would like a more traditional digital photo
 frame, ViewSonic is also launching the 7-inch widescreen DPX704WH, 8-inch
 4:3 DPX804WH and 10-inch widescreen DPX1004WH. The three photo frames
 include a sleek white finish, 128MB of internal memory and compatibility
 with multiple video, audio and photo formats. For additional functionality,
 the photo frames also include an alarm, clock and calendar features.
     The frames are currently available with estimated street prices of $139
 for the 7-inch, $149 for the 8-inch and 10-inch models starting at $179.
 All are backed by a one-year limited warranty and will be sold through
 authorized ViewSonic resellers, distributors, retailers and e-tailers. For
 more product information and images, or to locate an authorized ViewSonic
 dealer, visit www.ViewSonic.com or call 800.888.8583.
     About ViewSonic
     ViewSonic(R) Corporation is a leading global provider of visual display
 products. ViewSonic develops, markets and supports a broad range of
 innovative products including LCD monitors, LCD TVs, projectors, digital
 signage displays and other display products. For further information,
 please contact ViewSonic Corporation at 800.888.8583 or 909.444.8888; or
 visit www.ViewSonic.com .
     Trademark footnote: All corporate names and trademarks are the property
 of their respective companies.
     (1) IDC special study, Digital Frame 2007-2011 Forecast: Reigniting
 Softdisplay Imaging Solutions

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