Photobucket teams up with T-Mobile and Danger to create mobile apps


Understatement of the day: Apps are in. Having already released an iPhone app, it should come as no surprise that Photobucket has teamed up with T-Mobile and Danger to create mobile Photobucket apps for select T-Mo handsets and Danger’s Sidekick.

More specifically, Photobucket worked with T-Mobile to create an exclusive mobile photo/video service “that enables users to send photos directly from mobile handsets to several destinations: a Photobucket album, a PC hard drive, or any an email address.”

Initially, the app (both free and premium versions) will be available on T-Mobile’s BlackBerry Curve, BlackBerry Pearl, and three select (unnamed) WinMo handsets. According to the press release:

Following the 21-day trial, users can continue using the free version or purchase the full software for a special holiday one-time purchase price of $19.99. The expired trial version allows users to upload only to Photobucket, while the premium version gives users access to Photobucket, as well as the ability to send photos to their home PC or to any email address.

As for Sidekick owners, Photobucket partnered with Danger to develop an app specifically for everyone’s favorite hiptop (screenshots below). The app allows users to upload photos and videos directly to a Photobucket album from their Sidekick where they can add/edit titles, descriptions and tags, and even rotate and/or resize their images.

In addition, users can:

  • Create a Photobucket account
  • Log into Photobucket to access their albums
  • Browse and search images and videos on Photobucket
  • Browse other users’ albums
  • Share images

The Sidekick Photobucket app is available only on a subscription basis for $1.99/month.