Motorola and Avvenu Announce New Mobile Service for Image Sharing On the Go
With new Motorola Share service, photos stored on your computer can be viewed and shared remotely using your Motorola mobile phone
LAS VEGAS – January 5, 2006 – Today at the Consumer Electronics Show, Motorola Inc. (NYSE:MOT), a global leader in wireless communications and Avvenu, a Palo Alto, California based start-up specializing in remote access and sharing technology, announced Motorola Share, a free service for mobile users providing on-the-go image access and sharing capabilities from a wide range of Motorola mobile devices -- including the popular RAZR, ROKR, and V557 models.
Sharing photos with the new service is easy, requiring only an Internet-connected computer with Motorola Share software and a web-enabled mobile handset.* From a mobile device, users can view images stored on their computer and select a guest to share them with. An email notification with a link grants the guest safe, password-protected access to only the images selected. Users of the service maintain complete control over what pictures are shared, who has access to them and for how long.
The Motorola Share service is flexible, allowing for optimized image viewing on the mobile phone screen. An automatic image scaling feature enables users to share even high-resolution photos with ease. Also, because images are stored on the user’s Internet-connected computer, the service does not require guests to download the images to their mobile phone or upload to a centralized server, reducing time for image load and preview.
“With the new Motorola Share service, Motorola and Avvenu are enabling users to seamlessly share their world with friends, family and colleagues from the device they always have with them – their mobile phone,” said Anna Jen, Senior Director of Global Product Marketing, Motorola, Inc. “This new service illustrates another way Motorola is designing innovative experiences for our mobile users and delivering on our vision of seamless mobility.”
“Through our collaboration with Motorola, Avvenu is providing consumers with access to their favorite snapshots at their fingertips,” said Keith Barraclough, Avvenu founder and CEO. “Whether at home, at work or on the road, users of the new Motorola Share service can spontaneously share their memories with those who matter most.”
The Motorola Share service is free* and available now for mobile subscribers in North America with support for other regions to follow. For more information or to download the Motorola Share application, please visit www.hellomoto.com/share.
Motorola is a Fortune 100 global communications leader that provides seamless mobility products and solutions across broadband, embedded systems and wireless networks. In your home, auto, workplace, and all spaces in between, seamless mobility means you can reach the people, things and information you need, on the go. Seamless mobility harnesses the power of technology convergence and enables smarter, faster, cost-effective and flexible communication. Motorola had sales of US $31.3 billion in 2004. For more information: www.motorola.com.
Avvenu’s unique remote access and sharing technology gives users unobstructed access to their most important content from a web-enabled mobile device or computer anytime, anywhere. Avvenu users can access important documents when traveling, share pictures while still on vacation or distribute large files to colleagues – in seconds. The Avvenu service is based on the company’s patent-pending technology in media routing and managed peer-to-peer content access and distribution. Avvenu, based in Palo Alto, California, is a privately held company with venture funding provided by Charles River Ventures, Worldview Technology Partners, and Motorola Ventures. For more information visit www.avvenu.com.
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*Network and/or SIM card dependent feature, not available in all areas. Airtime, data charges, and/or additional charges may apply.
MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Avvenu is a trademark of Avvenu, Inc. All other brand and product names are or may be trademarks of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2006.
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