Thursday, March 16, 2006

Motorola Introduces Optical Character Recognition

What will Motorola decide to scan next?

From InfoWorld Motorola offers optical character recognition software on the Ming in China

Motorola Inc. is making life a little easier for Chinese executives. The company's latest smart phone, the Ming, packs a 2-megapixel camera that doubles as a business card scanner.

Motorola engineers added a card scanner and optical character-recognition software to the Ming handset.

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Anonymous said...

Perhaps eventually enhanced to be a barcode reader too and introduced in US?

Scott Shaffer said...

I know of at least one company that can read a barcode today without using a special lens.

They just landed a major wireless carrier.

Anonymous said...

Nextcode?? (For Nokia phones??)

Scott Shaffer said...

A physical world connection player just signed a major deal with a wireless carrier.

I posted it...

Anonymous said...

Scott, are you referring to the Fandango deal?

Anonymous said...

You posted this---the Neven Vision/DoCoMo deal.

Anonymous said...

Was it Leapscan? I have been trying to look back and see which article you posted it under, but can't find it yet. Seems like I remember Nextcode doing a deal recently also. Could be wrong about that.

On another note, from your perspective, are marketers starting to ask the right questions of you. Are they starting to get it?

Scott Shaffer said...

I will have a full post on this in the next day or so..the same time Google's Blogger decides to work properly.

For the record, I find it very concerning that the company that wants to govern and provide access to content, takes days to get a response from their tech support.

There are no numbers to call if you need immediate attention.

Just a heads up.