Cellular South now has a photo sharing service to offer smartphone customers. Developed with mobile photo technology company iTookThisOnMyPhone.com, the service is a free, co-branded mobile photo sharing application.
The product does not conflict with Cellular South’s photo-sharing service through Ontela, which is designed for feature or lower-end phones, according to Jeff Cook, product manager for messaging/multimedia at the carrier.
The iTookThisOnMyPhone application works with BlackBerry Pearl and Curve smartphones and HTC 6800, HTC Touch 6900 and HTC Touch Diamond smartphones. Those customers can automatically save their mobile photos to a password-protected Web site hosted by iTookThisOnMyPhone.com. Images can be managed directly on a handheld device or online, where users can share photos and videos with friends, colleagues and family members.
The service addresses the long-time problem of what people do with their pictures once they’re on their phone. Smartphones typically offer higher resolution cameras, and people who buy smartphones tend to be more interested in doing things other than make phone calls with their devices, Cook noted. The new service automatically gets the photos off the phone and to places where people can share them, such as Facebook, Snapfish, YouTube, Flickr, Webshots and Picasa.