Eastman Kodak Company and Verizon Wireless announced that KODAK Mobile Service will be available to Verizon Wireless' Get It Now customers. With KODAK Mobile Service - offered through Kodak's Ofoto subsidiary - Verizon Wireless customers will be able to view, share, organize, and store their digital photos in one trusted place.
"Kodak has a history of making photography easy and convenient for the world's consumers," said Lisa Gansky, general manager, Digital Imaging Services, Eastman Kodak Company. "Teaming up with Verizon Wireless not only expands Kodak's ability to reach customers of the largest wireless service provider in the U.S., but it also widens our leadership position in mobile imaging and, in the future, will broaden opportunities for our retail partners. Based on the rising popularity of mobile imaging, the growth of camera-phone use, and Verizon Wireless' leadership, we are energized about this strategic alliance."
Verizon Wireless and Kodak plan to launch a series of marketing programs and new service offerings in the coming weeks. Verizon Wireless customers who have a Get It Now-capable camera phone will be able to download the KODAK Mobile Service application to their phone. Get It Now from Verizon Wireless is a virtual store with hundreds of applications available for download over the air - without hooking up to a PC or visiting a Verizon Wireless Communications Store.
"Verizon Wireless is equally excited to work with the world's leading photography brand," said Jim Straight, vice president of wireless data and multi-media services for Verizon Wireless. "Camera phones are increasing in popularity, and we're linking Kodak's premier mobile imaging service with our popular Get It Now service to help our customers enjoy and maximize the use of their camera phones."
KODAK Mobile Service
Launched in November of 2003, KODAK Mobile Service (www.kodakmobile.com) offers camera phone users anytime, anywhere access to their digital photos and phone-captured video. KODAK Mobile Service is an easy-to-use, comprehensive service for the growing number of camera phone users to access and interact with all of their digital pictures and mobile-captured video on the go. With KODAK Mobile Service, users can:
Intuitively store and organize all their pictures and phone-captured video in one location;
Share all their digital and mobile pictures and stories with friends and family right from their camera phone;
View and organize images, including photos from family and friends, on a computer or phone.
KODAK Mobile Service is currently available free for trial initially to customers in the U.S. After the trial, customers can subscribe to the service on a monthly or annual basis through a participating carrier or directly through KODAK Mobile Service. Customers can visit www.kodakmobile.com for further information.