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Kodak launches service to create mobile phone wallpapers

Posted on 15-Sep-2004 07:58 | Filed under: News


Ofoto is adding a Mobile Phone Wallpaper service to KODAK Mobile Service, giving users an easy way to use their favorite digital pictures as background photos on their mobile phones. With KODAK Mobile Service, mobile phone users can now access any of the photos in their KODAK Mobile Service or Ofoto.com collections to personalize their handsets. Because Kodak maintains the profiles for an extensive and ever growing set of mobile phones, the selected image is re-sized to match the specific phone screen size.

Users can view, share, and download wallpapers right from their mobile phones using a client software or WAP browser.

According to the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA), as of August 2004, nearly 168 million Americans are registered cell phone users--an increase of more than five million people since April 2004. The industry recognizes that wireless users are moving beyond voice and taking advantage of the data services and applications that their mobile phones provide, including text messaging, multi-media messaging (MMS), downloadable ring tones and other applications like games.

Mobile Phone Wallpaper is only available in the US, and costs US$1.49 each with a free KODAK Mobile Service membership. As a special introductory offer the first two wallpapers are free. Users who subscribe to the KODAK Mobile Service will receive three PC wallpapers a month as a part of their subscription (currently US$2.99 - US$3.99 per month, depending on the operator).