Say hello to the first Kodak smartphone ever made
1. Fallen1 (Posts: 283; Member since: 14 Nov 2014)
Specs are a little disappointing by dam this phone is sexy
22. Enddo (Posts: 50; Member since: 26 May 2014)
And here I was thinking "wow, that's one ugly phone"
28. dorianb (Posts: 591; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
I thought it looked like the mutated loved child of an old iPhone 4 & an even older Galaxy S 2.
4. Anshulonweb (Posts: 430; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
*nothing....( never rely on auto correct)
20. Johnnokia (Posts: 1061; Member since: 27 May 2012)
Kodak licenses their name, you know. Some chinese company buys the brand name, sticks it on their crap, and sells it. And your mom goes "oh kodak!" and buys aforementioned crap.
It seems like that might be the story here..
Read the press release on kodak’s website. Under each market segment, you’ll find an email.
For smartphones, it goes to an address not at kodak.com, but bullitt-group.com.
Go there, and you’ll find the statement:
"Bullitt Group designs, manufactures, markets and sells mobile phones and consumer electronic products in partnership with global brands".
So this isn’t a kodak smartphone. This is a smartphone from a company you’ve never heard of that stuck kodak’s logo on it.
Shame on you Nokia... If you went to Android since 2011, no one would have ever been worry about the smartphones' camera.
24. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1598; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
"Shame on you Nokia... If you went to Android since 2011, no one would have ever been worry about the smartphones' camera."
How does Android make Nokia's, or any body else's, camera better? I haven't seen any smartphone camera better than the Lumia 1020. Or 1520 for that matter.
26. Manti123 (banned) (Posts: 207; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)
Probably, most of people want Android smartphone with a great or extraordinary camera that only Nokia could produce, and by the end Nokia does not have a real Android phone yet.
3. ryq24 (Posts: 691; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
There are too many brands already in the smartphone market!
5. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
"Let's make a deal with Kodak because their name is known and ignore the reason why Kodak is known."
11. Fallen1 (Posts: 283; Member since: 14 Nov 2014)
No kidding I was expecting them to trump Sony and or at least offer something like Nokia
8. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1598; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
If the camera is worthwhile, it could be a good choice for those who need a smartphone for basic things like email, web browsing and Facebook. Not everybody needs or wants a flagship.
12. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1372; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)
250$ for a phone with mediocre mediatek cpu? Moto G 2014 wants to have a chat for around 180$. 13mp camera means nothing as I can point you quite few phones that have a big sensor that sucks cause of bad optimization.
15. hurrycanger (Posts: 1556; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
He already said "if the camera is worthwhile".
18. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1598; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
Do they even bother teaching reading comprehension anymore?
13. surethom (Posts: 606; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)
I'm sorry but in 2015 NO android phone even if it is a budget phone should have less than 16gb of storage & 1.5gb ram.
14. iOSLMFAO (banned) (Posts: 290; Member since: 15 Dec 2014)
First flop of the year. 1GB RAM, Mediatek processor, no manual settings for the camera (the f*ck?)...ugh. At least the price is somewhat appropriate, as opposed to the Fire phone.
I'd still take it over an iphail though.
16. CreeDiddy (Posts: 607; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
Kodak why waste your time in a crowded Android market? Go with big specs or nothing at all.
17. Nebice (Posts: 48; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)
do they know which year it is??? 1gb ram 249$ are they crazy? someone like jiayu/elephone have phones with 3gb ram for about 200$....
19. xtroid2k (Posts: 515; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)
I find the fact that Kodak didn't incorporate awsome camera features into the device unacceptle. Kodak you are a Fim/photography company. What is wrong with you? This phone is just going to be another phone in the pile. Infact Kodak didn't even build which makes it worse. I think we have really entered the era of good enough computing. Where companies roll out stuff thats good enough for the masses.
21. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1598; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
I don't understand why anyone would wax nostalgic over a Kodak camera. They made great film products but their best cameras were Instamatic 110s and 126s. The digital cameras they had around 2001 were absolute garbage.
25. Rhinoface (Posts: 176; Member since: 05 Dec 2014)
Does this remind anyone else of the original Droid? Looks wise.
I have to agree though that they should've went all out with the camera.
What has Kodak even been doing for years? Nothing substantial, seeing as how I nearly forgot they existed. This could've been a new market for them, dominating the Android cameraphone.
27. tokuzumi (Posts: 939; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)
That's a whole slab of nope. 1GB of ram? That's a low end device. Not mid-range. The overall design looks kind of iPhone-ish, but if they were going to use the Kodak name, they should have at least put a real camera on it, like that panasonic (lumix) phone. Oh, well....