One thing that has been rumoured for some time now is that Kodak will be announcing their own smartphone of sorts, in an effort to move their company into the future.
it now seems that those rumours where true as Kodak have today announced their first smartphone, the Kodak IM5.
Made by Bullitt, a company that specialises in the design of rugged phones for companies like Cat, the IM5 try to be a high end camera focused smartphone that keeps to a tight budget.
Featuring a 13 megapixel camera on the back and a 5 megapixel shooter on the front, in terms of specs the IM5 should be a pretty decent version of that, however Kodak have admitted themselves that the camera might not work to the same standards that we expect from high-end phones like the iPhone 6 or Galaxy S5. Kodak have actually stated that this phone is more geared towards customers who don’t want the fuss that comes with high end phones and instead want to encourage users to share or print their photos once they are taken.
Oliver Schulte, CEO Bullitt Mobile explains more:
“Delivering simplicity without compromise, these devices will address a segment of the mobile device market that has been poorly served to date. By giving customers easy access to printing and sharing services while still offering the latest Android OS and features found on high-end smartphones, we will appeal to a large audience of users who value ease of use and stylish design as highly as they value functionality.”
Kodak pushes this with the addition of both “print” and “share” buttons that have been placed on the custom version of the Android 4.4 KitKat OS.
The Kodak IM5 will be available in Q1 of this year when it will be priced at $249 for an unlocked version, it will however only be available in Europe at launch, after which point the phone will launch in the US at some point later this year.
You can find out more about the handset of the source link below.