Now, shop with the sell phoneDecember 14th, 2007 - 11:27 am ICT by admin
London, Dec 14 (ANI): Tired of standing in long queues for buying desired commodities? Well, worry not because a futuristic technology has arrived which would help you avoid the rush at the stores, and seek out the cheapest price for the goods you desire.
The breakthrough concept, named Point and Find, has been developed by scientists working for mobile phone giant Nokia.
Experts at the Nokia Research Centre in Helsinki have spent the past five years working on the hi-tech scheme.
According to the firm, a prototype is being kept under wraps and will not be launched for about three years.
With the advent of the technology customers can make online purchases that will be delivered to their doors within 24 hours.
Also, it will enable shoppers to take pictures of products in store windows before forwarding their snaps to special recognition software inside the handset.
After the goods have been recognised, a web browser will open in the phone, sending the information on to the Internet.
Then, the phone will launch on online search for the best price and availability before the user places their order.
And after that the item will then be dispatched to their home.
Nokia has also said that the technology could help holidaymakers find details of the attractions they are viewing.
The concept is to take a picture and then send the information to the Internet, The Sun quoted James Waterworth, of the Nokia Research Centre, as saying.
It could also be useful for tourists. You could be standing next to the leaning tower of Pisa, take a picture, and then your phone would search for information about it, which you would view on screen, he added. (ANI)
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