Home Home

Fingerprint Readers on Cell Phones?

July 26, 2007 in Wireless Industry News

…could be coming soon, according to an article in Business 2.0. Several PC manufacturers such as Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and Lenova have added the fingerprint recognition hardware to higher-end laptops, and the next likely target is: cell phones.

Apparently, the market for fingerprinting sensors is booming, from $113.6 million in 2006 to an estimated $1.9 billion dollars by 2013.

What’s interesting is that even though there’s no real demand yet, several “cell phone manufacturers in particular have expressed interest” in the hardware. Two of the companies listed were Nokia and Motorola.

Forget NFC, one day you’ll be able to pay for a Sprite with just your thumb.

Source: “Research: Fingerprint security in pro PCs now mainstream; cell phones next” – Business 2.0

Fingerprint reader on the Lenovo X41.

***

Tags

Got Something To Say?


nokia phone blog: version 5

Subscribe!The Nokia Phone Blog is about mobile phones, MeeGo, S60, the wireless industry, and now Windows Phone.
Subscribe here.  RSS, Atom
Email me at cary (at) nokiaphoneblog.com.

The Blog

28

Featured


142

Mobile Phone Software


152

Nokia Phone Accessories


134

Nokia Phone Deals


303

Nokia Phone News


122

Nokia Phone Previews


50

Nokia Phone Reviews


21

Nokia Phone Tips and Tricks


63

Nokia Randomness


20

Other Mobile Phones


351

Wireless Industry News


Current Phone Prices, Courtesy of PhoneMatchUp!

PhoneMatchup Sony Xperia TX: $516.77
Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100: $639.00
HTC J: $598.88
Sony Xperia SL: $388.85
Nokia Lumia 900: $419.98

More Sites By Me

randomlygifted

angbox


My personal blog.
 
PhoneMatchup

PhoneMatchup


An eBay cell phone comparison shopping/price monitoring project. Buy your next cell phone through PhoneMatchup and save!
 
randomlygifted

randomlygifted


Let randomlygifted find you the perfect (random) gift ideas.
 
MyDealSpy

MyDealSpy


The greatest deal aggregator that has ever existed. Okay, I'm a little biased here.