Do you have a camera-enabled phone, but don’t know what to do with all of those captured images? Would you like to share those images with family and friends? Well, T-Mobile and Parrot have come together to launch the T-Mobile cameo, a MMS photo frame, that allows anyone to send photos from their cellphone to the picture frame. The T-Mobile cameo is available starting today for US$99.99 with a US$9.99 monthly recurring charge for unlimited messaging.
The T-Mobile cameo is a leather covered, 7-inch frame that can be used horizontally or vertically. It has a 720×480 pixels resolution with 64MB internal memory and a microSD memory card slot. Images can be received via MMS or email from any camera-enabled phone on any wireless carrier. You can also load up photos on the microSD card or connect it via USB. There is an interface on the cameo that lets you setup slideshows and accept photos from senders. The cameo automatically rotates and resizes photos. You will need a T-Mobile account with a qualifying voice plan to purchase a cameo device.
This is an interesting use of technology and I like that there is finally a simply way to actually use those photos taken with a camera phone. However, I am not sure people will be willing to add another subscription service to their account.
T-Mobile also is kicking off their free companion ticket offer where new customers and existing customers who sign up for another two-year agreement will get a free companion ticket for each line of service (up to 5 per account). With this companion ticket someone can join you when you purchase a regular-priced ticket for flights in the U.S.