Magic Machine for Camera Phone Photos
(From the WWJ Team, December 5, 2003)
(You can only see the preview on the GLOCOM Platform)
Japan is famous for cool camera-phones and its massive vending machine industry, put them together and you've got a significant business opportunity. We visited Pinchange Co. Ltd, and got a step-by-step demo. of their lean, mean Print Club Sticker making vending machine. Spun out of Panasonicís Central Research Institute in 2001, the company is making a digital photo printing unit thats sure to follow in the foot steps of digital cameras - on phones or otherwise - around the world. By allowing users to input their photos from almost any type of memory card or even straight from the handset IR Port, we think they've tapped into a global goldmine. But thats not all we saw, they also gave us a sneak preview at a prototype LED virtual keyboard for mobile devices set to hit the streets here in 2004.