We have been waiting for the big players to make their moves but we have hardly had any announcements at the Photokina this year. Looks like the giants have decided not to use the Photokina platform to launch their major products so as to avoid real time criticism.
We do have something from HP though. Along with the launch of HP Designjet Z6200 Photo Printer series HP has also launched HP Vivid Photo links. Both when combined are said to deliver high quality outputs along with the speeds of high end printers.
HP has unveiled the “world’s first web-connected printer” called Photosmart Premium. It features a 4.33-inch front panel (which is Touchsmart Web), a touchscreen interface with several bundled, online apps for tasks such as printing Google maps, tickets, coupons, recipes etc.
The Photosmart Premium also has a full-on HD Apps Studio, which allow you to download new apps for the printers. Importantly, video streaming feature has also been implemented! The HP Photosmart Premium will be priced at $399.