Have we just glimpsed digital picture frame 2.0? In the spirit of expanding the uses of a ubiquitous gadget, Motorola has come up with a prototype frame that also functions as a voice over IP phone, complete with speaker, built-in video camera, and Bluetooth headset.
The wireless frame, which can be programmed via touch screen, disguises a CDMA femtocell, a small cellular base station typically designed for use in home or small-business environments. Consumers could use the photo frame as a Wi-Fi base station, as well as a network--whose radius could be programmed via cell phone--through which other devices could communicate.
In a video up on YouTube, Motorola representative Harsha Hegde does a good job explaining the concept device. Have a look and let us know what you think.