It bugs me when I go looking for a product and it doesn't exist.
Yesterday I visited my grandparents and thought to myself how cool it would be to get them a digital photo frame that family members could email photos to. Of course you want it to be dead simple to set up and maintain as you can expect little assistance on the "remote end".
I thought to myself that someone must make a Mobile Broadband Picture Frame. Apparently this is not the case. WiFi yes, Mobile Broadband no.
I actually don't get why? Seems like a really common use case for digital photo frames is the grandparent scenario I outline above. They don't have a computer and never will. If they had one, I wouldn't buy the photo frame. And, it stands to reason that if they don't have a computer it's unlikely they have broadband service. And if they don't have broadband service why would they have Wifi? This strikes me as one of those products that have been designed by nerds for a use case that doesn't exactly solve a problem.
I also don't think this is an idea ahead of its time. I have been carrying different Verizon broadband cards for years, recently upgrading the killer Mifi Mobile Broadband/Wifi bridge hotspot thing. My Kindle (at least before I lost it on an airplane) connects to Amazon automatically and I don't even get a bill for that.
Am I looking at this wrong? Yes I could pair a Mifi puck with a digital photo frame but am I asking for a device that no one else would buy?