AuthenTec Fingerprint Sensor on Fujitsu FOMA F906i phone

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AuthenTec is proud to work with Fujitsu to include its vaunted fingerprint sensor technology inside the FOMA F906i ultra-thin world phone. It will feature Power of Touch features such as security, convenience, personalization and navigation. This isn’t the first cell phone from Fujitsu to feature AuthenTec’s award-winning TruePrint technology but the 16th, but it is the first Fujitsu phone to offer TrueNav that offers users the ability to rock on to a full 360 degrees of browser, menu and document navigation simply through AuthenTec’s integrated AES1710 fingerprint sensor. The cell phone itself was recently offered to subscribers of NTT DoCoMo, boasting the tiny form factor AES1710 low power fingerprint sensor.

The F906i features 3G/GSM international roaming, GPS map navigation, HSDPA, “One-Segment” mobile TV, DCMX mobile credit card and iD mobile credit payments, full wide VGA LCD screen. The F906i also features two cameras (3.2 megapixel and 320 kilopixel) and enables access to diverse video content and services, including DOCOMO’s Music & Video Channel which provides more than 100 channels of downloadable broadcasts spanning 14 genres. AuthenTec’s AES1710 fingerprint sensor is based on the Company’s patented TruePrint technology, which reads below the surface of the skin to the live layer where a person’s true fingerprint resides. This unique subsurface approach enables AuthenTec sensors to read virtually every fingerprint, every time — a critical requirement in any fingerprint-enabled device. Other device features include TrueNav menu navigation, TrueFinger anti-spoofing security, and TrueMatch pattern matching to ensure the industry’s highest level of security, usability and convenience.

Sounds pretty much comprehensive to me. No idea on how much the phone will cost though, but it would be nice to see something like this be available outside of Japan. It seems as though the Japanese and Koreans always have the coolest phones to play around with. Bummer.

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