Motorola launched its first handset co-developed with camera maker Kodak. The Motozine ZN5 is the first mobile phone to combine Motorola’s ModeShift Technology and Kodak Imaging Technology.
The two said the ZN5 “puts image capture first, with a high-resolution landscape screen and one of the fastest click-to-click times available.” By sliding open the Kodak lens cover, the user transforms the phone into a 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus, Xenon flash, 4 GB of optional external memory and optimized settings for low-light environments.
“KODAK Imaging Technology combines Kodak’s unparalleled experience in imaging science with easy connectivity to the company’s vast portfolio of products and services,” said John Blake, general manager of Kodak’s digital capture and imaging devices group, in a statement. “We have redefined the quality, convenience and connectivity of mobile imaging devices. We have worked closely with Motorola to create a device that not only delivers Kodak-quality pictures, but allows consumers to explore a wide range of options for sharing their photos with friends and family around the world.”
The ZN5 also features Motorola’s patented CrystalTalk technology to help callers hear and be heard in noisy environments.
The handset will be available first in China sometime next month and is expected to roll out globally throughout the year.