Interesting news release from FlashPoint, the developers of the Digita operating system for digital cameras. Although the release doesn't make it clear which cameras and indeed which mobile phones their new "Digita Post" system is compatible with, it is an interesting step forward for truely portable, connected digital imaging devices.

Here's the press release:

FlashPoint Announces Wireless Photo E-Mail from Digita-Enabled Cameras

Digita Post In-Camera Software Allows Users to E-mail Pictures Wirelessly, Directly from the Camera

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 4, 2000-- FlashPoint Technology Inc., creator of Digita(tm), the industry's first standard software operating system for digital cameras, today announced Digita Post(tm), a revolutionary software solution that allows users to transmit digital photos wirelessly from Digita-enabled cameras. Digita Post runs inside the camera and lets users send e-mails that incorporate text, sound and images using a data-enabled cellular phone, without the need for a computer.

Digita Post significantly enhances remote imaging workflow. It eliminates film developing delays and costs, complex picture management, including internal storage limitations, and it dramatically streamlines in-the-field image handling for photographers and mobile professionals. Digita Post offers global connectivity to enable new levels of mobile information management. Its ease of use and portability make it a great productivity tool for businesses as well as a great recreational enhancement for students, travelers and anyone who wants to share pictures with friends and family while on the road.

``This marks a major milestone in photographic technology,'' said Stephen D. Saylor, executive vice president and general manager of FlashPoint Technology. `` Because of Digita, applications such as Post can run inside the camera and transform it into a powerful, mobile tool -- independent of a PC. Digita Post enables a groundbreaking communications imaging solution for the first time.''

Ron Glaz, senior research analyst at International Data Corporation, stated, ``Wireless Internet imaging is extremely attractive to businesses and photography enthusiasts. Digita Post provides a real world solution that allows existing and future users of Digita-enabled cameras to communicate through images wherever there's a phone connection. Digita's OS allows users to define their own photography experience and capabilities using in-camera software.''