Sprint and EarthCam Launch New Live Webcam Application for Mobile Handsets
EarthCam Mobile gives customers views from around the world
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New York, August 30, 2004 -- Sprint today announced EarthCam Mobile, a new webcam application, available on select Sprint PCS VisionSM Phones. EarthCam Mobile is a wireless Java application with an online companion site that enables people to view webcams from around the world, including their own, on a mobile phone. EarthCam is the recognized leader in providing live streaming video webcam software and technology solutions and delivers millions of live images to users each day.
Sprint PCS Vision customers who subscribe to EarthCam Mobile will have the ability to broadcast and share live images from their personal PC-mounted webcam right onto their phone. Customers can also view images from webcams located around the world, including traffic and weather webcams, and search content provided by EarthCam Mobile. To search customized local content, Sprint PCS Vision customers are able to simply input their zip code. Customers can access EarthCam Mobile by going to Downloads>Applications>Get New>Tools on their Sprint PCS Vision Phone. EarthCam Mobile is available for $4.95 per month.
"It is our belief that camera phones will increasingly become the next generation of webcam," said Brian Cury, founder and CEO of EarthCam. "With camera phone sales in the USA expected to double to 12 million units this year, EarthCam Mobile is dedicated to providing compelling content and applications for this exciting mobile webcam market."
"EarthCam Mobile will give Sprint PCS Vision customers the ability to stay informed on the go," said Jeff Hallock, vice president - Consumer Marketing, Sprint. "Whether they need to check for upcoming road construction or view the beach at their next vacation spot, this webcam application will give our customers easy access to webcam views around the world while on the Sprint Nationwide PCS Network."
EarthCam.com is the leading network of live webcams and offers the most comprehensive search engine of webcams from around the world. EarthCam provides complete infrastructure services to manage, host and maintain live streaming video camera systems for its consumers and corporate clients. Clients include MSN, Yahoo!, Intel, AOL/Time Warner, ESPN, Panasonic, Ford, NASA, Kodak, Toys "R" Us, Turner Construction, the Army Corps of Engineers, Lockheed Martin, New York City Department of Transportation, City of Chicago, This Old House and Discovery.com. As the foremost provider of live images on the Internet, EarthCam webcasts events such as the Daytona 500, Mardi Gras, international concerts, New Year's Eve in Times Square and the Super Bowl for the NFL. WebCamStore.com is EarthCam's full-service e-commerce site dedicated solely to providing webcam solutions. Visit EarthCam at www.earthcam.com.