US operator AT&T Wireless has launched ‘mMode Pix’, its own picture messaging service. mMode Pix is part of the company’s mMode service, which is similar to Japanese operator DoCoMo’s i-mode. The launch of the picture service is a first for the US mobile market.
mMode enables users to capture and send photographs. Users also have the option to choose the size of the picture from four options. Between 14 and 200 pictures can be stored on the phone or the camera attachment, depending on the pictures’ size.
Users of mMode Pix need to attach a miniature digital camera to a Sony Ericsson T68i handset. Once a picture is taken, it will be stored in standard JPEG format on the handset or the camera. The picture can then be sent to a computer, a PDA or another mobile phone.