Sprint discontinuing Picture Mail photo storage
Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) will discontinue its Picture Mail photo storage service on April 30.
Sprint quietly indicated plans to shut down Picture Mail earlier this year on its Sprint Community Forums website, stating "We'll soon be discontinuing our online storage capability so it's important you move the media you want to keep to your PC or to your favorite photo management or social networking site before 4/30/12. You will not lose your ability to take, receive or share pictures and videos. You will lose your ability to store and manage them online."
Sprint Picture Mail enabled subscribers to snap photos with their handset and then organize and edit images in online albums. Customers also could transfer their photos for printing at more than 9,000 retail locations across the U.S.
Sprint did not respond to FierceMobileContent's request for comment prior to deadline. But the earlier Sprint Community Forums reference to "favorite photo management or social networking site[s]" likely spells out the reasons behind Sprint Picture Mail's demise: The growing importance of platforms like Facebook, Flickr, Instagram and Google+ have relegated operator-driven media storage and sharing services to second-class status in the minds of most consumers.
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- read this AndroidCentral article
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