Back in October of last year, camera manufacturer Kodak officially announced a new smartphone called the Ektra. True to the brand’s background in photography, the Ektra is a camera-centric mobile device, and at times, even looks more like a camera than a cell phone. Well, the Kodak Ektra is now made available for purchase from third party retail companies such as Amazon and Best Buy for a price of $400. Because the device is sold as a GSM unlocked handset, it should be able to connect to the networks of AT&T and T-Mobile, but not on Verizon Wireless, which has a CDMA network.
Kodak used to be a global brand when it comes to photography. But recent years have seen the company go through a series of struggles. About three years ago, it fought through possible bankruptcy, essentially refusing to throw in the towel as its film business becomes less and less relevant in the age of digital photography. But now, it is venturing into smartphones, but never forgetting that the brand is still all about cameras.
Well, sort of. Just recently, Kodak and mobile device maker Bullitt Group have announced that they will be introducing a line of mobile devices powered by Android and designed to offer top-quality image capturing and management tools.
The range of mobile devices (including smartphones and tablets) will be targeted to consumers who want high-end performance in terms of image capturing, but are not always keen on using complex image capturing tools found in today's existing handsets. In other words, Kodak and Bullitt are looking to provide a user experience that is more simplified and direct.
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