According to the announcement, the phones are designed for “consumers who want a high-end experience but aren’t always as comfortable using increasingly complicated mobile devices.” The devices will be with image capture, management and sharing features.
The smartphones will feature some of remote management software to allow friends and family to somehow interact with your phone. The phones will have “easy access to printing and sharing services,” so its clear Kodak wants to recapture the feel of holding a physical copy in your hand. If well implemented, it could help differentiate the devices from other photography-oriented smartphones.
Kodak will be making these smartphones in collaboration with the Bullitt Group. Group has been known for making rugged phones for construction and other industrial sectors but now they are making their move to enter consumer friendly market.
The smartphone is coming first, but Kodak says a second “4G handset, a tablet and a connected camera” are also coming in the second half of 2015.