Motorola teams up with Kodak on new handset

Motorola unveils Motozine ZN5, the first Motorola phone to focus on imaging functions, includes Kodak technology

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By  Mark Sutton Published  June 23, 2008

Motorola has unveiled the first phone from its new multi-media device range, the Motozine ZN5.

The phone is the first in the new series of devices that will appear under the Motozine tag, and also marks the first collaboration between Motorola and Kodak, which provides much of the imaging hardware and software for the handset.

According to Motorola, the ZN5 has been optimized for imaging, with a built in 5 megapixel camera, with Kodak lens and imaging technology such as auto-focus, low-light optimization and Xenon flash, and Kodak EASYSHARE software for online imaging sharing.

Jeremy Dale, corporate vice president, mobile devices marketing, Motorola said: "Today's creative consumers not only want to be the photographer, but also the retoucher, the exhibitor and the critic. The Motozine ZN5 lets them be all the things they want to be."

The handset includes quad band GSM and WLAN, Bluetooth connectivity, with up to 4GB of external memory, and 2.4 inch TFT screen.

"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 digital capture and imaging devices group, vice president Eastman Kodak Company. "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 handset will be launched in China in next month, with a global roll out scheduled for the rest of the year. A Middle East launch is expected by the end of Q3.

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