BEDMINSTER, NJ, WEST TRENTON, NJ, and SAN DIEGO — From the 2003 BREW Developers Conference, dotPhoto, Inc., a global leader in state-of-the-art online digital image handling, today unveiled comprehensive upgrades to its dotPhoto PictavisionTM software that lets Verizon Wireless customers and mobile professionals with Get It NowSM service view and share photos and more-all from their take-everywhere accessory-their wireless phone. Upgrades to dotPhoto's successful Pictavision application include: local photo storage, personalized photo wallpaper and phone screensavers.
The upgrades add to an already robust feature set designed to meet the increasing expectations of Verizon Wireless' customers; Enterprise customers can use the tools to communicate with their clients while individual customers can view photos of family and friends easily from their phones virtually, anytime, anywhere.
The new local storage feature gives Pictavision users the ability to save and rapidly view nearly 100 photos from their wireless phone (depending on model), without incurring additional airtime charges. And with Pictavision's new photo wallpaper and screensaver features, users can change their phone's wallpaper and screensavers to display their latest and favorite photos.
"Providing greater personalization for wireless handsets was a natural next step for us," said Glenn Paul, president & CEO, dotPhoto, Inc.
Pictavision already allows its online customers to view millions of images - including photos and presentations -using their wireless phones; now it's even better.
"Verizon Wireless' Get it Now platform and Pictavision also provide access to images on the Web to subscribers and offers Verizon Wireless customers the ability to view their entire family photo album or important business presentations from the palm of their hand," said Mr. Paul. "The Verizon Wireless Get It Now platform is proving to be a winning one for dotPhoto. From pictures that are near and dear to the heart to business-critical photos, customers appreciate that access is so close, easy and affordable."
Verizon Wireless customers can download the application, which costs $3.99 monthly access for unlimited use in addition to airtime used or $7.49 for a one-time 30-day purchase. Get It Now phones are available in more than 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, at participating RadioShack stores, or on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com.
About dotPhoto, Inc. Launched in 1999, dotPhoto, Inc. (www.dotphoto.com) is a privately held online photo-printing, sharing and image e-commerce portal where members can print, share and sell digital photos. dotPhoto offers users the ability to add sound, text and voice to their online images; organize them into their own portfolio or album; arrange for secure access by friends, family members and business associates; and sell downloads or prints of their images at prices they determine. The Company's patent-pending "talking pictures" technology greatly enhances the process of photo-sharing on the Internet, enabling a more realistic and human digital photography experience.
For businesses, dotPhoto offers a full range of digital photography processing and storage solutions. The Company's state-of-the-art high-speed digital processing system enables rapid file transfer, processing and print output of digital images to custom print formats. Corporate customers can also utilize dotPhoto's dynamic "talking pictures" technology to enhance their marketing and presentation efforts. For more information, visit www.dotphoto.com or call 1-609-434-0340.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 33.5 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com.
About Get It NowGet It Now service from Verizon Wireless expands a wireless phone into an entertainment device that can also increase personal productivity. Customers with Get It Now-capable phones can download applications over the air and purchase them from their phones. Get Games and Get Fun keep customers entertained, while Get Going applications, made for today's mobile lifestyle, offers restaurant location services with maps, directions and more. View and share digital photos with Get Pix or identify incoming callers by assigning a unique ring with Get Tones. A variety of license-pricing options from a free demonstration to single use to monthly subscriptions are available.####