Kodak IM5 smartphone is aimed at seniors who like to take pictures

Kodak and Bullitt Group has unveiled the new smartphone we first heard about in December. The Kodak IM5 is built by Bullit, but sold under the Kodak brand name and as you might expect, there’s an emphasis on photography.

What you might not expect is the emphasis on software designed for older users who may be somewhat tech-savvy, but also wouldn’t say no to larger icons and graphics and easy access to support (from friends or family members).

But that’s what the Kodak IM5 has to offer. It’ll launch initially in Europe in early 2015, where’s it’s expected to sell for around $249.


The phone has a 1.7 GHz octa-core processor, a 5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and a microSD card slot.

It has a 13MP rear camera with flash and auto-focus and a 5MP front-facing camera.

What really makes the phone unusual though, is the software. It’ll ship with Android 4.4 KitKat, but an Android 5.0 update is planned. There’s a custom user interface with enormous app icons on the home screen, and Kodak and Bullitt have developed some camera-centric features designed to make it easier to quickly snap and share photos.

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