Kodak delays EasyShare One|
(Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - 10:58 EDT)
Eastman Kodak Co. has postponed the launch of its EasyShare One digital camera - initially planned for next month - until this October, the Wall Street Journal has reported.
The CNN Money website, referring to the WSJ article (which can only be accessed by paid subscribers), notes that a Kodak representative declined to give any reason for the delay, stating simply:
"This represents a significant technological advance in the digital camera marketplace. We're taking the time to do it right." The representative apparently further stated that the camera will be available in time for the holiday season, and the delay will not affect Kodak's projected earnings for the year.
The EasyShare One, announced at the PMA show last spring, is a consumer digital camera with the unusual (but not unique) ability to share images wirelessly. It features a 4.0 effective megapixel CCD imager, Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon 36 - 108mm equivalent 3x optical zoom lens, and a swivelling panel that dominates the camera's rear, filled with a large 3" LCD touch-panel display. Pricing has been set at $599 without a Wi-Fi card.