Sensor turns cell phones into wireless Web servers

IDG News Service |  Mobile & Wireless

With a new application developed by Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia Corp. users can create personal pages on their mobile phones complete with text and graphics and exchange these with other phones, essentially turning their handsets into wireless Web servers.

The Nokia Sensor application uses short-range Bluetooth radio technology to exchange pages and share files between phones within a range of up to 10 meters.

When users download the application at www.nokia.com/sensor, they are given templates to build their own personal pages, according to Nokia spokeswoman Marika Kojo.

"This is a totally new way of communicating with people in the same location," he said. "You can check out people before you meet them in a bar or restaurant or wherever. It's very spontaneous."

It's also free communication.

A demo is available at: http://www.nokia.com/nokia/0,1522,,00.html?orig=/sensor.

Nokia Sensor, which works only on Nokia products, is available for a number of models, including 3230, 6260, 6600, 6620, 6630, 6670, 6680, 6681, 6682 and 7610.

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