Posted on 8-Sep-2004 07:59
Filed under: News
Nokia's new Kaleidoscope I is a picture-viewing and storage accessory for users of digital still cameras and next-generation mobile phone systems. The new product uses a color-filter microdisplay that contains 800 x 225 (180,000) pixel dots on a quarter-inch diagonal active matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD) surface.
The Kaleidoscope I is the size of a salt shaker that can be worn as a pendant or tucked in a purse. It uses infrared technology to receive images from a compatible imaging phone or digital camera, enabling users to create a mobile digital photo album. These images can then be viewed by looking through a viewfinder. The Nokia Kaleidoscope I can store up to 24 high-resolution digital images internally and up to 750 images using an external 64MB memory card in the device's memory card slot.
Kopin Corp. is supplying the CyberDisplay 180K as the color microdisplay for Nokia's product.
The new product is compatible with Nokia products that have both infrared and the Foreground Send and Receive feature, including the Nokia 3200, Nokia 3650, Nokia 6220, Nokia 6600, Nokia 6650, Nokia 7600 and Nokia 7650 phones, the Nokia 9210 and Nokia 9210i Communicators, Nokia Medallions I and II, and other Nokia Kaleidoscope I viewers. The Kaleidoscope I also works with compatible PCs with an infrared connection, or images can be loaded from a compatible MMC card.