Sensor turns cell phones into wireless Web servers

Nokia has a developed a new application that allows users to create personal pages and exchange them between mobile phones.

With a new application developed by Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia, 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.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

John Blau

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Stocking Stuffer

SmartLens - Clip on Phone Camera Lens Set of 3

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?