One reason why I love Nokia is because they are so open, right from interactions with product managers to Beta Labs to even sharing visions and stuff that’s not yet reached Beta Labs. The latest in this direction is Nokia Legends, a website that gives us an insight into some of the very cool and futuristic technologies that Nokia is currently working on.
Everything from Location Sensor through to Near Field Communications and Mobile Journalism is there. If you’r not familiar with these terms, just imagine these situations:
“By simply pointing your mobile at the text and taking a photo your Nokia Multiscanner will translate the text and display the text in your chosen language.”
“In the future, indoor positioning will make it possible to find your way indoors. Your mobile will show your location inside the building, find the point of interest your searching for and then guide you there. This technology, could even find your friend when it’s time to go home.”
“When buying coffee or a newspaper, you pay by simply holding your mobile out in front of you to a reader on the counter. On public transport – bus, train, and underground – you use your mobile as your ticket. Just touching a poster advertising a concert can enable you to purchase and receive an electronic ticket, delivered instantly to your mobile.”
The future sure is looking up. We can already buy rail/air/movie tickets on the mobile, pay utility bills and do a lot of other stuff. But the above would really be taking it a step forward. I can’t wait. Meanwhile, head over to the Legends website and see for yourself. Sadly, since its heavy and flash based, and I have been on the move, I’ve not been able to explore it. So like me, if you are having problems with the above, try this link, it should also get you the same information.
What do you think? Do you have a concept in mind?