The new LG-KP3800 handset will have capability to read characters and numbers on business cards and store the information it finds in it phone book.
LGs latest mobile handset uses Object Character Recognition (OCR) to ´read´ characters on objects such as business cards using its built-in 1.3 MegaPixel CCD camera. All you have to do is snap a picture of what you want to read and the software will filter out important data such as names, phone numbers, fax numbers and e-mail addresses which can then be stored as a contact in the units phonebook.
Not only is the LG-KP3800 the first mobile to use the OCR technology, it also houses many other high-tech features seldom seen in mobile phones. The mobile will also have Dual 3D speakers, GPS, mobile banking and even fingerprint recognition software. On top of that it can download up to 15 songs, record up to 80 minutes of digital video, play 3D games and use stereo ring tones.
Sadly the LG-KP3800 is currently only available in Korea through KTF. This continues the trend of having the latest technology released in the Far-East long before it hits western shores. In fact users in the Europe and the US will probably never see this particular model in their stores but hopefully they will see the technology it uses in some other product sometime in 2005.