Kodak has announced an Android smartphone that will debut at the Consumer Electronics Show this coming January. There are no details about specifications, but the official press release has also promised more announcements in 2015 that include a tablet, camera, and another 4G LTE capable smartphone.
The smartphone is aimed at “consumers who want a high-end experience but aren’t always as comfortable using increasingly complicated mobile devices”. We are not entire sure what this means, but Kodak is promising a “range of smartphones and tablets will come pre-loaded with bespoke image capture, management and sharing features to offer a rich user experience”. That being said, there is no information about the camera and how it will make the already simple stock camera app any simpler.
An advanced remote management software will be included to allow others to provide tech support. It looks like a good idea, especially for those moments when parents are calling about their phones and can’t precisely tell you what the problem is but they want it to be fixed now.
To be fair, Kodak is not actually building the device by itself. Instead, the hardware is being developed by UK manufacturer Bullitt Group. Bullitt already makes its own line of milspec smartphones, although these appear to be very niche devices and lack top of the line hardware specifications.
CES is coming in couple of weeks, and it will be interesting to see what Kodak has cooked up for us.