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2D Barcodes

February 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

Tomi Ahonen writes:

Its not a particularly demanding application, so I’m sure it will very soon be in most phones. But now we need to learn to use this to our benefit. “Want more information, point your cameraphone at this.” And yes, I am confident Nokia will roll it out across the range soon. I hope all other Western manufacturers follow, and that the Asian manufacturers release the 2D barcode reader versions of their phones to the rest of the world.

This is a HUGE change in customer convenience and the phone. Now we really do “trump” the clumsy 101 key keyboard of the personal computer. Why type? Typing is so last year. Now use cameraphones and simply point at the 2D barcodes. Its almost like the phone reads my mind. The immense satisfaction of seeing those words appear on my screen, automatically.

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