With T-Mo's announcement of the cameo?a digital picture frame that has a phone number for sending images to?it's looking not only like the camera phone may be on the cusp of replacing the consumer camera, but like the computer could cease to be an intermediary between shooting and sharing.
Although Photobucket has had an iPhone application for a while, Verizon is the first US carrier to provide the Photobucket Mobile Uploader. The program will be included with some forthcoming devices, and can be installed on other Verizon phones by texting "photob" (without quotes) to 2777. It can also be downloaded from Photobucket. Or, if you have Get-it-Now access on your Verizon phone, look in the Community and Sharing section of the catalog.
Once the app is installed, link it with your Photobucket account. If you don't have an account, register, and enter your user info in the phone application. The Photobucket Mobile Uploader will automatically send all of the existing photos on your phone to Photobucket, and each new photo you take after that will be uploaded to the site immediately.
The monthly service fee is $2.99, and allows *unlimited* photo uploads.