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VoIP turns Motorola digiframe into phone

Prototype frame also functions as voice over IP phone, complete with speaker, video camera, and Bluetooth headset connection.

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.