Kodak, mainly known for their cameras and recent bankruptcy, is entering the smartphone industry with a photography focused smartphone to be unveiled at CES 2015. Kodak is partnering with mobile device manufacturer Bullitt Group to make the smartphone.
The photography focussed smartphone from Kodak and Bullitt Group will be based on Android and it will offer high-end photo softwares and features. The smartphone will have pre-installed software for taking, storing and printing photos. It promises to offer a unique user interface to differentiate it from millions of smartphones. Also, the device will have bespoke image capture, management and sharing features, and advanced remote management software.
The company sent out a press release which states that the smartphone will offer the “latest Android OS and features found on high-end smartphones”.
On this occasion, Oliver Schulte, CEO of Bullitt Mobile said,
“Kodak is one of the world’s most recognizable brands. It is trusted by consumers as a marque of quality and innovation. We’ve taken that heritage and used it to inspire a range of beautifully designed devices that will let users take great pictures and edit, share, store and print them in an instant.”
So, Kodak will launch the first smartphone at CES 2015 which will presumably come with Android 5.0 Lollipop and then later introduce 4G smartphone, a tablet and a connected camera in the second half of 2015.