Photography giant Kodak is all set to mark its entry into the smartphone arena with the launch of its new Android smartphone at a CES event in January.
Kodak has announced that it will unveil its first ever smartphone during the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show 2015 to be held in Las Vegas, USA, in January 6-9, with other “Android-powered mobile devices”, including a 4G handset, a tablet and a connected camera, to eventually arrive during the second half of 2015.
According to the press release, Kodak’s upcoming Android-powered devices will feature “best-in-class image management software and features along with great design and UI” as well as “pre-loaded high-end image capture and management settings.” Also, the devices will pack remote management software to offer help and support to family members and friends when needed.
The devices are aimed at consumers who prefer to have a high-end smartphone but with simple UI, the company noted.
Notably, Kodak won’t go for building the smartphone on its own, instead the company has partnered with Britain-based Bullitt to do the development work. Bullitt is popular for making rugged CAT-branded smartphones.
“Kodak is one of the world’s most recognizable brands. It is trusted by consumers as a marquee of quality and innovation,” Oliver Schulte, CEO Bullitt Mobile said.
“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.”
Eileen Murphy, VP Brand Licensing, Kodak said “We are impressed with Bullitt Group’s commitment to delivering a portfolio of products that embrace the quality and innovation that our brand is known for around the world.”