Kodak is ready to enter the smartphone and tablet market, and will unveil its first product at CES next month.
The first Kodak smartphone will run Android and will feature "best-in-class image management software and features along with great design and UI." Surprisingly, for a company renowned for photography, its statement did not focus on its imaging hardware.
The as yet unnamed smartphone will be aimed at those who want a somewhat simplified high-end experience. It is for customers who may not necessarily be comfortable using “increasingly complicated mobile devices." And now, those users will not even need to wait until friends and family are around to provide assistance. The Kodak smartphone features remote management software, which will allow tech savvy friends and family to provide help and support if needed.
This is just the first device that Kodak plans to unveil. The company is also working on a 4G handset, a tablet and an internet-connected camera. These products are expected to be launched in the second half of 2015.