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Asus unveils fast P565 phone with business card recognition software

Asus isn't exactly a big name in phones, but it has just announced the "Fastest Business PDA Phone in the World" in the form of the P565 Glide. This is a touch-screen Windows Mobile The Windows platform from Microsoft for handheld devices, including PDAs, cellphones and Portable Media Centers. See Pocket PC, Pocket PC Phone Edition, Smartphone and Portable Media Center.  6.1 phone with Asus's own Glide interface, powered by an 800MHz (MegaHertZ) One million cycles per second. It is used to measure the transmission speed of electronic devices, including channels, buses and the computer's internal clock. A one-megahertz clock (1 MHz) means some number of bits (16, 32, 64, etc.  Marvell TavorP processor. (This comes out of the Intel XScale line, which started with the Digital StrongARM design.) Whether or not this is an advantage is a moot point moot point n. 1) a legal question which no court has decided, so it is still debatable or unsettled. 2) an issue only of academic interest. (See: moot) : Asus quotes the talk-time as "3 hrs with 3G and 4 hrs with 2G," which would stop me from buying one even if I could afford it. However, I notice the software includes Business Card Recognition, which is already available on the Asus P505 and P527, as well as the Samsung U600, Sony Ericsson For an arrangement of Sony Ericsson products, see list of Sony Ericsson products

Sony Ericsson is a joint venture established in 2001 by the Japanese consumer electronics company Sony Corporation and the Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson to make mobile phones.
 G900, Motorola A1600 and various other phones.

Business card recognition and conversion has been around for a long time -- I bought a Corex CardScan many years ago -- and several companies have developed software to do it on mobile phones, including Abbyy, Penpower and Hotcard. There's also Nokia Multiscanner freeware for Symbian (but I don't know Don't know (DK, DKed)

"Don't know the trade." A Street expression used whenever one party lacks knowledge of a trade or receives conflicting instructions from the other party.
 if it will run on my Nokia 6630).

It seems to me that scanning/character recognition software should be built into every camera phone. Business card recognition may not appeal to that many people, but I can see other uses becoming important. One is just capturing and converting text, such short paragraphs from newspapers and magazines. Of course, you have to capture it before you can translate it using Babelfish, Google Translate Google Translate is a service provided by Google Inc.

Like other translation services Babel Fish, AOL, Yahoo and MSN the current version uses SYSTRAN.

The next version will use an approach called statistical machine translation.
 or whatever. Scan/translate is a killer app A software application that is exceptionally useful or exciting. Killer apps are innovative and often represent the first of a new breed, and they are extremely successful. For example, in the late 1970s, the VisiCalc spreadsheet was the killer app for the Apple II, providing reason  for travellers.

Camera phones should also be able to read 2D and 3D bar codes so that you can stand in a shop and look products up on the web, or just catalogue your books/CDs more easily. Very few people will buy a device just to do this, but again, it's a killer app if it's built into your phone.

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