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This article was published on June 9, 2015


EE launches GoPro-like 4G action camera in new connected devices push

EE launches GoPro-like 4G action camera in new connected devices push
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EE today announced that it will offer a 4G capable live-streaming action camera.

Images and recordings can be stored in full HD (1080p) and the unit has a 13-megapixel maximum for still shots. There’s SD card support for storage and EE says the battery will last around three hours.

You also get a watch included in the retail package that acts as a live viewfinder.

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There’s both an iOS and Android app to control and view it remotely too. Live streams are broadcast directly to Skeegle, which is owned by the operator but operated as a separate unit.

 

The camera will be available from this summer on pay-as-you-go, contracts and shared plans, EE says. Up-front cost is £99, plus £10 per month on a shared contract, or just a straight £15 per month. Pre-orders are available from today and it should be in stores from June 16. It’ll be offered directly by the company as well as via Amazon.

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The company said that by 2017, it expects to sell more connected devices than smartphones, so diversifying its retail operations to include connected items like cameras now is a smart move for the bottom line of a company about to be acquired by BT.

Since launching the service at the end of 2013, EE has expanded coverage to include 90 percent of the UK.