Post edited 8:21 am – March 7, 2012 by admin
NTT DOCOMO and Eye-Fi announced a partnership to make it easier to transfer images to other locations using the internet.
DOCOMO is going to combine its Otayori Photo Service™, a service that currently sends uploaded photos to 3G-capable digital photo frames, and Eye-Fi's SD/SDHC card, that instantly sends photos from digital cameras using Wi-Fi. As a result, DOCOMO customers will be able to easily send photos from their digital cameras to Otayori Photo Service without having to connect the camera with a cable.
Eye-Fi's latest cards, which will be made available starting in April, 2012, do not require initial setup via a computer, and will be easily formatted with a user's smartphone with Eye-Fi's application software. This looks like the service will allow a camera to tether to a smartphone to access the internet when Wi-Fi is not available. This announcement shows that there is some support to the idea presented stating that there needs to be some convergence between camera makers and the internet for stand-alone cameras to remain relevant in the era of increasing smartphone photography.