Kodak is one of those few iconic technology companies that have been around for more than 100 years. Renowned for its imaging solutions and services, the company has barely managed to emerge from bankruptcy protection after it was forced to eliminate thousand of jobs and shrink down its operations. But now it seems that the company is ready to restart its business by joining the Android race.
The iconic imaging company is partnering with mobile device manufacturer Bullitt Group, better known for its involvement in Caterpillar mobile devices to launch a range of Android-powered smartphones and tablets. Bullitt has been working with Kodak before on other mobile devices, so their partnerhsip isn’t a new one.
Kodak says that the upcoming device will offer ‘best-in-class image management software and features along with great design and UI‘. Kodak also mentions that its new range of smartphones and tablets will come pre-loaded with bespoke image capture, management and sharing features. So, by the looks of it, the company could borrow some features from its current line of products, but nothing’s sure at the moment.
The company also speaks about pre-installed advanced remote management software, but at the moment it’s not quite sure how it’s going to work like. Despite its big financial problems, Kodak remains one of the world’s most recognizable brands, but let’s hope that they will come up with new interesting products that will stand out not just thanks to their names.
Kodak says that the first handset will be launched at CES 2015 with a 4G-enabled smartphone being launched the second half of 2015, along with a tablet and a connected camera.