‘Fingerprint’ mobiles to be launched in China

31 Jan 2005

Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Bird is set to launch a new breed of mobile phone with an integrated fingerprint verification system, following the introduction of the new technology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Automation in 2004. The new service will enable users to activate the menus on their mobile phones with a soft thumb touch, helping to prevent fraud. Bird said it will begin equipping most of its high-end products with the technology later this year.