Nikon is in the television
business? Or the display
business? Those were our first thoughts upon seeing the NF-300i, but it's actually a bit more complicated than that. And thankfully, the explanation makes everything…make sense. Nikon
isn't interested in building nor selling monitors, but they are interested in pushing their My PictureTown online photo hosting service.
And there's no better way to do that than to give paying subscribers a NF-300i. This display is a fancy new digital photo frame, which is able to showcase photos from a user's My PictureTown online account and then convert 2D images into 3D images for viewing. If you have a set of 3D glasses and you're viewing an image on this, you'll be able to see the picture with a typical 3D effect.
The device itself has a 7.2" LCD with an 800x600 screen resolution, an Ethernet port, a USB port and Wi-Fi access over 802.11b/g. It ships with Android 2.1 as the operating system, and while Nikon doesn't plan to offer the NF-300i by itself, it can be purchased as a part of a monthly My PictureTown subscription for ¥1,995 per month, or around $25.