I’m at BWI Airport waiting for my flight to Newark to fly to Madrid and then to Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress. Walking to my gate, I looked at the Brookstone store, and noticed an interesting product (to me, at least).
It’s a $50 wallet that includes 1.4–inch LCD for viewing photos (see above; taken with BlackBerry Curve 8320 two megapixel camera). The LCD has a few simple controls, mostly forward and back, and a rechargeable battery via a computer USB port.
Years ago, when I first began looking at camera phones, I told people (and wrote) that the camera phone would be the new “wallet” for storing your photos. Instead of taking out your wallet, you’d take out your phone.
That certainly has come to pass. And it’s not just photos, it’s videos, too.
I guess you could consider the “My Life: Digital Photo Wallet” as retro!