Topics Mobile Tech News Tuesday, December 11


Contact us

Site search:
complete archives list

Site Sponsors:

Don't forget AT&T and Verizon promo codes at to save money.

ABI says we need a better digital photo album
Posted: 03-Aug-2005 [Source: ABI]

[ABI researcher says a tablet-shaped stand-alone device with a large storage capacity and a larger viewing screen is needed to replace the photo album of the past.]

Oyster Bay, NY -- There's no question that digital technology has revolutionized photography. The statistics speak for themselves: not only have the past several years seen a boom in digital camera sales, but online photo sharing and printing services are proliferating everywhere.

But Vamsi Sistla, director of broadband and residential entertainment research at technology market analyst ABI Research, says that we're looking at the new medium through an "old lens." What did most amateur snapshooters do with their analog pictures? They mounted them in albums. Family and friends could hold albums in their laps and share the viewing experience.

What must most digital snapshooters do? View their pictures on a computer; upload them to a Web site (more computing); email them to each other (still more computing!) -- or have them printed for mounting in an old-fashioned album. While sharing via email is a step in the right direction, printing them and putting them in old-fashioned albums is a step backwards.

"What's needed," says Sistla, "is the digital equivalent of the old photo album: a stand-alone, tablet-shaped device with a nice big screen that will display pictures much as the old family album did."

Why don't such devices exist? In a sense, they do: an online search will list a number of them. But most of them have small screens, limited storage of up to 30 photos (often using the camera's own memory card), and require mains power. The album Sistla has in mind would have hard disk storage of up to 100 GB, run on a battery, and include a file system allowing users to name, organize and retrieve all their pictures quickly and easily, without fear of computer crashes or lost CD-ROMs.


Back to Headlines...

Apple Watch Apple Watch

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Amazon Fire Amazon Fire

Samsung Z - Tizen Samsung Z - Tizen


HTC One mini 2 HTC One mini 2

OnePlus One OnePlus One

HTC One (M8) HTC One (M8)

Samsung Gear 2 Tizen Watch Samsung Gear 2 Tizen Watch

HP VoiceTab HP VoiceTab

T200 octa-core T200 octa-core

Nokia 2520 Tablet Nokia 2520 Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Round Samsung Galaxy Round

BlackBerry Z30 BlackBerry Z30

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

Samsung Galaxy Mega Samsung Galaxy Mega

Sony SmartWatch 2 Sony SmartWatch 2

iOS 7 iOS 7

Jolla Jolla

BlackBerry Z10 BlackBerry Z10

Galaxy S 4 Galaxy S 4

Galaxy Note 8.0 Galaxy Note 8.0

Ubuntu on Tablets Ubuntu on Tablets

LG Optimus G Pro L-04E LG Optimus G Pro L-04E

Firefox OS Firefox OS

Sony Zperia Z Sony Zperia Z


Valid HTML 4.1!

RSS © 1999-2018 Traques LLC
All times recorded in UTC