Summus Inc. and online photo service Snapfish say a mobile
personal photo-sharing application developed by the two companies is now available to wirelss subscribers of AT&T Wireless mMode service.
With Snapfish Mobile, AT&T Wireless customers can now view, store, manage and print photos right from their mobile phone. Users also have the ability to share their digital photo albums and e-mail their photos. Existing Snapfish.com customers who are current AT&T Wireless subscribers can access their Snapfish account seamlessly from the phone and utilize many of the same features they are familiar with on the Web.
With Snapfish Mobile, even traditional film photos can be shared via the subscriber’s mobile device. When subscribers send their film to Snapfish, they receive back their prints and negatives, plus images are scanned into an online album. These photos are accessible through Snapfish Mobile just like digital camera photos. Snapfish Mobile is powered by BlueFuel, Summus’ mobile platform tailored for efficient and easy interaction with information in the mobile environment.
Snapfish Mobile is currently available for AT&T Wireless mMode customers with the Sony Ericsson T68i wireless phone. Plans are in place to expand to other phones in the near future. Customers can purchase the new content directly from their wireless phones for a monthly fee of $1.99 or daily usage charge of $0.49 in addition to the standard mMode charges. As an introduction to Snapfish Mobile, Snapfish offers the first roll of film developed free and 10 free digital camera prints.
AT&T Wireless mMode service is available exclusively on the company’s
next-generation GSM/GPRS network serving hundreds of cities across the country. The AT&T Wireless GSM/GPRS network is deployed across more than 90 percent of the company’s served population. The company plans to extend the network nationally – excluding markets recently acquired through Telecorp – by the end of the year.