September 19, 2006 8:31 AM PDT
Nokia takes a Snapfish dive
Hewlett-Packard announced on Tuesday that it had struck a deal with cell phone manufacturer Nokia and its media-rich N-Series line to enable direct photo print ordering through HP's Snapfish service. Photographs taken with the camera in an N-Series handset are automatically stored in the phone's photo gallery; the Snapfish tie-in enables users to select gallery pictures and order prints in wallet-size, 4 inches by 6 inches, or 5 inches by 7 inches. The prices will be standard Snapfish fare--12 cents for a 4-by-6 photo.
The first Nokia N-series phone to be equipped with the Snapfish ordering service will be the N80 Internet Edition, a smart phone with a 3-megapixel camera that's slated for a holiday season release. But HP isn't the only company to make its photo-related functions available on the N80: the handset also comes with software from Yahoo that enables the user to send camera phone pictures to its Flickr service.