Cingular is teaming up with Fujifilm and Raleigh-based applications developer Summus to offer what it calls mobile photo postcards.

Using camera phones, Cingular customers can create personalized post cards and mail them directly from their handsets.

Cingular said it is the first carrier to offer the service.

Users pick a postcard design as offered by Fujifilm and Summus, incorporate a photo, add a personal message, address it and then send. The cost is $1.99 for each, including postage. Each charge is incorporated into the Cingular monthly bill.

Cingular customers can download the application into their phones and then use it under the Games and Apps menu selection.

Fuji developed the application along with Summus.

“The launch of the Mobile Postcard application is a perfect example of how the trend toward convergence of the camera and mobile phone can both drive revenue and provide consumers with a new value-added service,” said Gary Ban CEO of Summus, in a statement. “Our shared vision to bring the most powerful and innovative branded applications to the consumer wireless market reinforces our relationship with both Fujifilm and Cingular Wireless.”

The application is the latest in a series of new developments for entertainment and games made available to the wireless industry by Summus.

Its latest quarterly earnings report, released Nov. 10, showed that demand for its products continues to grow. Revenues for the third quarter hit $1.5 million, up $300,000 from the previous quarter and $1.2 million more than the same period in 2003. Summus (OTCBB: SUMU) cut its losses to $331,000 for the quarter, down from $1.4 million in the same 2003 period.

Summus said it has enough cash and access to other funds to handle operations until it hits “cash-flow positive”.

For more information, see: www.cingular.com/postcard

For the latest earnings report from Summus, see: summus.com/company_news/pr.cfm?action=detail&ID=170