Kodak's very first smartphone (IM5) now available to buy in Europe

Kodak's very first smartphone (IM5) now available to buy in Europe
Announced in January at CES 2015, the world's first Kodak smartphone is now available to buy, though not in the UK, where it was initially expected to be released.

Called Kodak IM5, the handset can be purchased in the Netherlands, where it's offered for €280 ($315) off contract, or for free with contracts on various carriers.

Manufactured for Kodak by UK-based Bullitt Group (which also makes rugged CAT smartphones), the IM5 runs Android KitKat, but it should be updated to Lollipop at some point. The new handset comes with a simplified Kodak UI, being aimed at customers who are looking for a "smartphone that is easier to use than what they are currently using."

The Kodak IM5 sports a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, a 5 MP front-facing camera, 13 MP rear camera, and a "unique image management software". Other features include an octa-core MediaTek processor clocked at 1.7 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 2100 mAh battery.

Back in January, Kodak said that the IM5 would be available globally, so we're probably going to see it soon in other markets. Would you buy one?


source: Smartphoneshop.nl (translated) via Android Planet, GSM Arena

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13 Comments

1. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

DOA enough said...

2. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

They should've called it the Brownie.

3. Busyboy

Posts: 736; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

I don't see why someone would get a smartphone just to dumb it down to a feature phone. And at a price of 315$ for the specs (only 1gb RAM) looks like Kodak will die indefinitely

4. -ARTE-

Posts: 80; Member since: Jun 14, 2015

Only 1gb Ram. Expect lot of lags.

5. waddup121 unregistered

Nice lol

6. BobLawblaw unregistered

Another mid ranger phone that looks the same as everything else.

7. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Kodac is know for camera film, not digital cameras. Good luck Kodac.

8. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

nice entrance Kodak, this will make you to leave soon. What a disaster... +300$ for 1GB of ram!

9. spza29

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 17, 2015

Oh my goodness, this phone had such a small chance of ever having anything good said about it. Even if it has the best camera that a phone has ever seen, which I would bet my bottom dollar it comes no where close to having, and even if it had a price that matched it's specs like in the 130$ range, this phone would never sell enough units to recoup the products development costs

10. spza29

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 17, 2015

This was asking to fail, I could design a phone that would be 100x more desireable

11. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Don't knock it till you've tried it. Kodak used to have some amazing editing software for their digital cameras many years ago.

12. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Boring.. I was expecting more from Kodak :/

13. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

kodak = camera i hope the camera can compete with some of the best (note 4, LG G4, nokia lumia 930, etc)

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