LG’s Biometric Cellphone

Fingerprint recognition

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In Korea, where all PC and phone-based progress seems to occur years ahead of the U.S., users have long been experimenting with fingerprint-based cellphones. On LG’s LP3800, first released in 2004, users can replace their password with a finger swipe, preventing a lost phone from exposing their personal information while avoiding a cumbersome login step every time they flip open the handset. The feature is especially useful for mobile banking, a popular option in Asia

Sourced and published by Henry Sapiecha 16th April 2009

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