Nokia to Launch Phone That Helps to Order Right Food from Foreign Menus

by Medindia Content Team on  December 14, 2007 at 6:23 PM Lifestyle News
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Nokia to Launch Phone That Helps to Order Right Food from Foreign Menus
Cell phone maker Nokia is planning to launch a cameraphone with the ability to keep track of whether a user is ordering a wrong dish from a foreign menu.
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All a user will have to do is to snap a picture of a dessert menu. Within a few seconds, the phone will recognise the characters and translate the words into English.

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The phone, which is to be launched next year, will be able to translate 9,000 Chinese and 600 Japanese food-related words into English, with more language versions to follow.

Another Nokia utility called Point and Find will facilitate shopping without having to visit the store.

The user will take a picture of an object of desire in a participating shop window, and recognition software will steer the phone's web browser to the online store, reports New Scientist journal.


Source: ANI
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