Sunday, February 13, 2005

A truly useful cameraphone: document managing

The New York Times > Technology > Circuits > What's Next: Cellphones Get a New Job Description: Portable Scanner

This xerox product may come to market in 2006. Use a cameraphone to photograph a document, then server-based software does OCR and compression of a processed image.

I'd use it.

I suspect the cameraphone will need a 2mpix image and the ability to do near-focusing to be truly useful. So most of the cameraphones sold into the US market today won't work. (Korea gets all the good cameraphones.)

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