April 25, 2006
Easy mobile photo sharing directly from your device
Berlin, Germany and Hong Kong, China - Nokia, the world leader in mobile communications, and Yahoo!, the number one Internet destination, announced that they are making it easy for mobile photographers to upload and add comments to photos directly from their Nokia Nseries multimedia computers to Flickr, the largest online photo sharing community on the Web,. Consumers will be able to connect to their online Flickr accounts without the need to download or install any additional applications. The Nokia N93, Nokia N73 and Nokia N72, also announced today, are the first Nokia Nseries devices to support Flickr.
"More and more people are using mobile products to access Internet services and applications, which is why we are adding support for services like Flickr to our Nokia Nseries devices," said Mikko Pilkama, director, Multimedia, Nokia. "Powerful multimedia computers like the Nokia Nseries are the best way to enjoy these new experiences and have them with you all the time. Being able to share a spontaneously captured photo with friends, or even complete strangers, is easy when you have a connected computer sitting in your pocket."
Flickr is a community-driven online photo-sharing site that easily allows you to share your photos with friends and family, and the world. Once uploaded to Flickr, your photos can also be sent to your blog, as well as edited, organized, tagged, shared and more.
"The role of photography in people's lives has begun a radical shift in the last five years. As increasing mobility creates new possibilities for communication, people stay in touch, share and discover the world through each other's eyes," said Stewart Butterfield, Flickr co-founder and general manager. "Nokia and Flickr are making it easy for consumers to connect and share their photos and life experiences without being tied to a PC."
Easy to Use
You can upload your full size photos to Flickr directly from the camera or image Gallery application on your Nokia Nseries device. Another supported feature is the ability to add comments to the photos that are uploaded from the Nokia Nseries device. Setting up the online sharing function is easy once you have registered with Flickr (www.flickr.com) and received the login information for the device. This co-operation is available to consumers in select markets in the initial roll out.
Mobile Photography information
The most important camera that you can have is the one that is with you when you need to capture a moment you want to preserve. Having a connected camera in your pocket provides a unique ability to spontaneously capture and share your experiences without having to transfer pictures to a computer. Last year, Nokia sold more than 100 million camera phones, making it the world's largest manufacturer of digital cameras.
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