VALHALLA, NY, September 13, 2005 ˆ Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging technology and services, today announced that Cingular Wireless is adding Fujifilm‚s Get The Picture Mobile service to its product set. This easy, convenient and fun-to-use photo management and printing solution was created in conjunction with Summus, Inc. (OTCBB: SMMU), a leading provider of mobile media applications. The application enables Cingular customers to order prints directly from their handsets and pick them up at a local retailer in as little as an hour.*

“We continue to partner with other strong brands like Fujifilm to provide our customers with unique features that add value to their device in addition to the high-quality voice and data service they expect,” said Jim Ryan, vice president of data product management and business marketing for Cingular Wireless. “Today’s consumer is constantly on the move and the industry is rapidly addressing the variety of different lifestyles and communication habits. We believe that providing applications to our portfolio that fit a particular customer’s personal needs will result in a longer relationship.”
* Process time is dependent on a particular retailer’s service options

This announcement follows the recent release of a camera phone behavior study by NPD Techworld that finds that a dramatic 44.6 percent of camera phone owners admit that they have taken images that they wished they had printed. 

This appears to point to great potential for mobile imaging and photo processing markets as camera phone penetration in the U.S. has increased nearly 200 percent since 2004, with camera phones currently in nearly 22 percent of households (from 7 percent in 2004), according to NPD Techworld. Fujifilm continues to match innovative technology with key wireless, software and retail partners to help the industry tap into this potentially lucrative addition to the digital imaging market. 

“The ‘always with you’ nature of the mobile phone makes it a perfect platform for the casual photographer and increases the overall number of images that can be printed,” said John Prendergast, Vice President, Web and Online Services, Imaging Group, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. “As mobile imaging takes hold, Fujifilm will continue to work with our retail and technology partners, handset manufacturers, application developers and infrastructure providers to ensure easy, high quality print making and sharing opportunities that consumers need.”

Cingular users only need to have Cingular Wireless service and one of the 60 compatible Cingular phones available. They can access both applications directly from the Photo Services menu under “Tones & Pictures” on MEdia Net. Cingular customers can purchase the Get The Picture photo service for $2.99 per month, in addition to their current service plan. 

Mobile Postcards Application Upgraded
In addition, the Mobile Postcard application offered by Cingular has been improved to provide a more simplified and flexible interface. Mobile Postcards is the first-of-its-kind, photo-postcard application that allows Cingular customers to use their camera phones to create personalized Fujifilm photo postcards and send them to anyone in the country via U.S. mail – directly from the following Motorola phones: V220, V400, V551, V600 and the V3 RAZR. The cost for creating and mailing a postcard is only $1.99 each, including postage. The updated application enhances the on-the-go lifestyle of camera phone users via:
• A wizard-style tool that allows the creation of a postcard in just a few, easy steps
• An increased portfolio of postcard templates displayed via larger thumbnails for easier viewing and greater personalization capabilities
• A new auto-address look-up that minimizes typing needed by identifying addresses via phone number look-up, and auto-fill city/state information via zip code
• A new “Recent Addresses” format that allows users to make multiple postcards in a single session

For more information on Cingular’s photo applications and Fujifilm’s services, please visit

About Fujifilm 
Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. is a subsidiary of Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. and delivers technology solutions to meet the imaging and information needs of retailers, consumers, professionals and business customers. As a global leader in digital imaging, Fujifilm pioneered the development of digital medical systems, and today is the leader in digital minilab systems. The company was ranked number 15 for U.S. patents granted during 2004, employs more than 75,000 people worldwide and in the year ending March 31, 2005, had global revenues of more than $23.6 billion.
In the United States, Fujifilm is a leader in delivering high quality, easy-to-use imaging and information solutions in the following categories: Digital Imaging Systems, Film and Imaging Systems, Recording/Storage Media, Motion Picture Film, Graphic Arts and Printing Systems and Medical Imaging and Diagnostics Systems. Fujifilm is an environmentally friendly, humane enterprise and an exemplary corporate citizen.
For more information on Fujifilm products, consumers can call 800-800-FUJI or access the Fujifilm USA Web site at

About Cingular Wireless
Cingular Wireless is the largest wireless carrier in the United States, serving more than 46 million customers. Cingular, a joint venture between SBC Communications (NYSE: SBC) and BellSouth (NYSE: BLS), has the largest digital voice and data network in the nation. Cingular is the only U.S. wireless carrier to offer RolloverSM, the wireless plan that lets customers keep their unused monthly minutes. Details of the company are available at . Get Cingular Wireless press releases e-mailed to you automatically. Sign up at

About Summus
Summus is a leading provider of mobile media applications that optimize the consumer wireless experience. Summus partners with leading content brands to develop compelling and unique wireless applications and content for the mobile phone, focused within the most popular areas of growth, including photo-messaging, multi-player games, news/information and personalization. 

Summus currently offers an ever-growing list of 30 mobile phone applications deployed through 42 major wireless carriers in the U.S and abroad. Summus designs and develops these applications with the industry's most intuitive navigation that is designed for a consistently superior user experience. For more information, see


Posted: Tue - September 13, 2005 at 10:10 AM