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AT&T brings photos to phones

Ben Charny Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Ben Charny
covers Net telephony and the cellular industry.
Ben Charny
AT&T Wireless on Tuesday launched mMode Pix, which the carrier claims is the first wireless photo service of its kind in the nation. The service lets people snap photos with a phone outfitted with a digital camera, then send the pictures to other cell phones.

To take part, customers will have to own a Sony Ericsson T68i phone, which costs about $200, and a digital camera that snaps onto the phone, which costs about $130. Users will also have to subscribe to the carriers' mMode wireless Web service, which costs from $4 per month. mMode Pix is available in about two dozen cities where AT&T Wireless has its new, high-speed phone network in place.