Released by Kodak:
KODAK Mobile Service features a premium sport wallpaper service
Mobile Phones can be personalised with exclusive sport images
United Kingdom, 23 August 2004 Starting today, as part of KODAK Mobile Service, Kodak offers easy access to premium-content sport images that can be downloaded and saved as wallpaper on mobile phones. Taken by high profile photographers, these images capture the most intense moments of past and current sport events, conveying emotions and memories to share with friends, family and fellow sport-aficionados.
KODAK Mobile Service makes it simple for digital camera and camera-enabled phone owners to easily make the most of their pictures and videos on the go, explains Philippe Kalmbach, general manager of Digital Imaging Services, (EMEA), Eastman Kodak Company. From now on, they can also access exclusive, high-quality image libraries to download their favourite sport pictures and save them as customized wallpaper.
Easy access to premium-content sport images
The library includes artistic sport images, illustrating popular sport categories such as football, rugby and tennis. In line with the growing enthusiasm for outdoor and extreme sports, the library also features surfing and skateboarding pictures.
The French photo agency AFP will regularly supply the library with outstanding pictures from international competitions in a large number of sport categories, ensuring wide coverage of the European sport scene and the opportunity for people to find recent and premium images for download.
By sending to 87050 a premium rate SMS with the message KODAK OG (Web) or KODAK OG1 (WAP), customers simply receive a WAP link that lead them into the KODAK image library. Once in that library, they can select their favourite sport images and download as many images as they want on their mobile phone.
This wallpaper premium service is available in the UK at a premium SMS rate of £3.
KODAK Mobile Service: a Comprehensive Platform
The KODAK Mobile Service is an easy-to-use, comprehensive service available for the growing number of consumers using camera-enabled mobile phones. With KODAK Mobile Service, consumers can view, share, organise, store and print their pictures and videos on the go. This mobile imaging service is accessible online at www.kodakmobile.co.uk and on mobile phones supporting WAP 2.0.
Kodak has also created a handset application designed to upload pictures from camera phones to private albums even more quickly and easily. Users of NOKIA 7610 phones are the first to be offered this latest application in imaging technology. Once uploaded, pictures can be stored on the website with free unlimited storage capacities.
Members are then offered :
Intuitive Organisation: online albums can be arranged into folders for greater organisation and easier sharing with friends and family
Automatic Group Sharing: shared folders automatically email to friends when updated.
Quality Print Service: KODAK prints can be ordered and delivered to any address around the world.
In addition, pictures can be consulted at any time on any compatible mobile phone, providing a genuine mobile photo album service.
KODAK Mobile Service, together with the new KODAK EASYSHARE Printer Dock Plus and KODAK G3 Picture Maker, make up a key part of a complete digital imaging system which enables camera phone users to take advantage of wireless capabilities to share and print pictures more easily than ever anytime, anywhere.
About Eastman Kodak Company and infoimaging
Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, print and view images for memories, for information, for entertainment. The company is a major participant in infoimaging, a $385 billion industry composed of devices (digital cameras and flat-panel displays), infrastructure (online networks and delivery systems for images) and services & media (software, film and paper enabling people to access, analyze and print images). With sales of $13.3 billion in 2003, the company comprises several businesses: Health, supplying the healthcare industry with traditional and digital image capture and output products and services; Graphic Communications Group, offering on-demand colour printing and networking publishing systems consisting of three wholly owned subsidiaries: Encad, Inc., NexPress Solutions, and Kodak Versamark;; Commercial Imaging, offering image capture, output and storage products and services to businesses and government; Display & Components, which designs and manufactures state-of-the-art organic light-emitting diode displays as well as other specialty materials, and delivers optics and imaging sensors to original equipment manufacturers; and Digital & Film Imaging Systems, providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services.