Sprint Adds Picture Messaging Service

From Sprint’s press release:

Sprint and LightSurf Technologies, a leading provider of open-standards technology and services for multimedia messaging, today announced the launch of North America’s first inter-operator picture messaging service for camera-phone users. The two companies, together with Bell Mobility, are leading the way in bringing seamless picture sharing to North American camera phone users.

“This announcement marks a turning point in the wireless industry, as inter-operator picture sharing will trigger rapid and wide-scale multimedia messaging adoption across North America,” said Andy Seybold, founder of Outlook 4Mobility. “LightSurf’s solution enables this innovation by providing operators a simple and reliable system to share pictures between networks.”

Multimedia messaging allows users to send messages in a combination of text, sounds and images. Industry analysts forecast that once multimedia messaging interoperability