San Diego - Sony introduced Friday an S-Frame digital photo frame enhanced with built-in Wi-Fi capability.
S-Frame model DPF-WA700 (available
now for a $160 suggested retail) features a 7-inch LED-backlit LCD screen
that is capable of playing back digital photos and AVCHD and MPEG-4 HD video
Without the help of a PC, the Wi-Fi frame lets consumers download photos directly into the device.
The DPF-WA700 can sync with the new PlayMemories network service (available spring 2012) that will allow users to view their content from various devices, Facebook and email.
The latest 100 photos from each service can be downloaded into the frame's 1GB of internal memory automatically, Sony said.
Digital images can also be loaded onto the frame's internal memory with several types of media cards, including SD, SDHC, SDXC and Memory Stick PRO Duo.
The frame's vTuner Internet Radio allows listening to favorite Internet radio stations, using a built-in 360 degree monaural speaker. This can be used as background music for picture slideshows.
The frame's Wi-Fi connection will also pull up the latest weather updates from AccuWeather.com.