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isabellaIsabella Products is announcing Vizit, a two-way interactive digital photo frame that will share photos via AT&T’s wireless network.

Most web-connected digital photo frames can display pictures via flash memory cards or receive them over the Internet. Concord, Mass.-based Isabella has made one that uses AT&T’s wireless data network to both share and receive photos. As such, it’s built for the age of Flickr, Facebook, and other social networks.

Vizit has an easy-to-use interface, real-time photo sharing, a touchscreen display, and remote photo management. The latter lets you manage photos when you log into VizitMe.com. Vizit will be available in early 2010 at the VizitMe site and other online retailers.

With Vizit, you can take pictures of your kid on a camera phone in San Francisco and share them with grandparents across the country. The images are delivered almost instantaneously. Matthew Growney, chief executive, said the idea is to let consumers fully interact with the photos on their photo frames. Vizit frames can receive photos from mobile phones, e-mail, computers or Internet photo management sites.

The Vizit devices have 10.4-inch touchscreens with sharp resolutions. It uses a carousel-like menu for easy navigating through photos. You can create slide shows and rotate or enlarge photos. Users can send replies back via the touchscreen’s messaging system upon receiving photos. You can also forward photos to someone else using the screen. Over time, the frames can be used to handle e-commerce transactions over the air. The Linux-based device runs a light version of Adobe Flash and is less than an inch thick. It isn’t cheap at $279.99, and it requires a monthly or annual photo subscription plan.

Isabella was founded in February 2008. The founders wanted to create high-value experiences around markets such as photo sharing, electronic books, and web browsing. Isabella has 10 employees and competes with a variety of photo frame makers, including Ceiva, PAN Digital, Ality, Kodak, eStarling and Sony. Besides Flickr, Isabella has content partnerships with Photobucket and Pixxlz.

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