Kodak Announces New U.S. Mobile Imaging Services
Nov 13, 2003
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Eastman Kodak Company has announced agreements that will provide mobile imaging services that help people store, share, organize, and print their digital images.
According to the imaging company, this new market is rapidly growing, as indicated by projections by market research firms such as IDC, which forecasts that more than 1 billion camera-enabled mobile phones in use over the next 3 years. Kodak will provide imaging services for Cingular Wireless and has also entered into agreements with wireless leader Nokia to help customers get more out of their camera phones. KODAK Mobile Service offers camera phone users constant access to all of their digital photos and phone-captured video.
Cingular subscribers with camera phones and multimedia messaging service (MMS) are able to store and access their mobile images at KODAK Mobile Service directly through their handsets for a monthly subscription fee of U.S. $2.99, charged through their monthly service bill. Cingular MMS customers can sign up for KODAK Mobile Service by visiting Cingular’s web site and can take advantage a 90-day free trial of the service prior to the subscription billing.
Kodak is also expanding its relationship with Nokia, a leading handset maker, to create seamless links from select versions of the NOKIA 3600 Series camera phones to the KODAK Mobile Service. Nokia users can sign up for the service on Nokia’s web site.
"Kodak has led innovation in the imaging industry for more than a century and currently holds the No.1 market share position for photo kiosks at retail and online photofinishing through Ofoto," said Bernard Masson, president, Digital and Film Imaging Systems, and senior vice president, Eastman Kodak Company. "As an example of Kodak's aggressive pursuit of the digital imaging market, these new services and agreements place Kodak at the forefront of the mobile imaging industry, with products and services that help people take, view, print and share pictures wherever they are, whenever they want."
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