AT&T Wireless introduces wireless picture service
AT&T Wireless today introduced mMode Pix, a service that lets people use their wireless phone to take pictures and instantly send them to any email address in the world.
A first in the United States wireless industry, mMode Pix is a part of the company's recently announced mMode (sm) offer, which gives AT&T Wireless customers easy, fast access to a variety of communication, information, and entertainment services though a few clicks of their wireless phone keypads.
To access mMode Pix, customers attach a miniature digital camera accessory, which weighs less than an ounce, to the bottom of a Sony Ericsson T68i wireless phone. When the camera is attached, the phone's display screen becomes the viewfinder and customers simply press a button on the camera to take pictures. The photographs taken using mMode Pix are stored in standard JPEG format in either the camera or the phone. Customers also have the ability to choose one of four picture sizes, depending on their preference. The phone or the camera attachment can store between 14 to 200 pictures, depending on the size of the picture. These pictures can be instantly sent to the computers of friends or family through mMode's wireless email, used as background images for the phone's display, assigned as picture caller ID, or swapped between other phones, PDA's or laptops using the phone's infrared or Bluetooth capabilities.