updated 02:20 pm EDT, Sat August 29, 2009
Cerevo on Saturday unveiled its first product, a camera designed explicitly for Internet uploads. The CerevoCam is simple, with just a 9-megapixel (but CMOS) sensor and basic controls, but includes 802.11n Wi-Fi for an automatic photo upload feature. It can send photos either to the company's own CerevoLife site, which hosts 5GB of free storage, or else put the content on established sites like Flickr, Picasa, or Twitter-oriented photo hosts.
The pocket-sized unit will also have a USB port and should recognize 3G access over HSPA, letting it upload in more areas. To keep the camera small, Cerevo will use a 2.4-inch preview LCD and is picking microSD cards over their full-size variant.
A launch is scheduled for late October or early November in the company's home country of Japan, where black and white versions should be ready for the equivalent of $210. However, the camera already has an English interface and should reach other countries soon afterwards. [via TechCrunch]