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    Parrot 7-Inch Bluetooth Digital Photo Frame - Press Release

    Parrot’s New Bluetooth PHOTO VIEWER 7''™ Displays 500 Shots in Vibrant Color, Freeze-Frame or Slide Show Mode

    LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Parrot has introduced a new, larger format Bluetooth®-enabled digital photo frame that holds more than 500 images and has a seven-inch active-matrix TFT screen for exceptionally bright, crisp photo images. The new Parrot PHOTO VIEWER 7”™ joins Parrot’s 3.5-inch model introduced earlier this year that holds 120 photos.

    The Parrot PHOTO VIEWER 7” will be available online and through retailers in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2007 with an MSRP of $249.

    The Parrot PHOTO VIEWER 7”, so named because the screen measures seven inches diagonally, will store more than 500 JPEG files and display them in slide show or freeze-frame mode. Photos can be transferred quickly and easily to the Parrot PHOTO VIEWER 7” from a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone, digital camera, laptop other storage device.

    “Digital cameras and camera phones continue selling at a record pace as consumers discover the fun and simplicity of shooting pictures and storing or emailing them digitally,” says Henri Seydoux, founder and CEO of Parrot. “Our new Parrot PHOTO VIEWER 7” responds to this growing market demand and to our customers and consumers who have told us that a larger screen would be a welcome addition to our photo imaging line.”

    With the Parrot PHOTO VIEWER 7”, built-in sensors keep the image upright whether the frame is positioned vertically or horizontally. The Parrot PHOTO VIEWER 7” also allows for brightness adjustment and shuts off automatically when it’s dark. Enjoy your favorite photos, in the order you want, with customizable slide shows and an ultra-simple three-button user interface.

    How to Use It
    To upload pictures, simply select the Parrot PHOTO VIEWER 7” in the list of Bluetooth devices on your phone, digital camera or computer. Then select the picture you want to display and send it to the frame via Bluetooth. The picture is instantly converted to the size of the screen.

    Features & Technical specifications
    • Active-matrix (TFT) screen with 720x480 pixels
    • 262,144 color display
    • Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR
    • Bluetooth BIP, OPP and FTP profiles
    • 128 MB internal memory for storing more than 500 JPEG images
    • Software-controlled image resizing
    • Accepts JPEG images from 700 K to 7M pixels
    • Portrait or landscape position sensor
    • Light sensor adjustment of brightness, contrast and backlight
    • Fixed display and slide show functions
    • Size of the frame: 8.75 x 7 x 1 inches
    • Weight: 17 ounces
    Parrot offers the broadest lineup of Bluetooth-enabled products available. The company plans to introduce several more new products in the next 12 months.

    Founded in 1994, Parrot has rapidly established itself as a pivotal global player for wireless mobile telephone accessories. Drawing on its tried-and-tested expertise on voice recognition and signal processing technologies, Parrot was one of the very first companies to produce Bluetooth®-based wireless hands free car kits, having identified this standard’s vast potential as early as 1999. In the first half of 2006, Parrot sold more than 1 million units.

    Determined to accompany the mobile telephone’s irresistible breakthrough into our day-to-day lives, Parrot has developed two new products in 2006: the Parrot PHOTO VIEWER™, an LCD photo frame designed to display photos transmitted from a mobile telephone via Bluetooth, and the Parrot SOUND SYSTEM™, a wireless hi-fi system with speakers linked up to one another using Bluetooth.

    Today, Parrot truly has a major international focus: 87% of its sales are generated outside of France, and a large percentage of its production is outsourced to carefully selected partners, enabling it to achieve the best possible level of quality and responsiveness. Parrot is now particularly well positioned to capitalize on the bright future opening up for mobile telephone devices.

    Parrot has achieved strong growth in its consolidated revenues, up from 80.9 million euros pro forma in 2005 to 116.4 million euros in the first 9 months of 2006.

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