Nokia Embraces RFID
Nokia Corp. announced the addition of RFID capabilities to one of its GSM mobile phones at the CeBIT show, in Hannover, Germany.HANNOVER, GERMANYNokia Corp. announced the addition of RFID capabilities to one of its GSM mobile phones here on Wednesday at the CeBIT show. The company launched the Nokia Mobile RFID Kit, which will integrate with its 5140 model global system for mobile communications mobile phone. The kit includes two Xpress-on radio frequency identification Reader Shells compatible with the 5140, application software for the phone and 20 RFID tags. Nokia is targeting the kit to field-force personnel, who would use it to read the content of RFID tags and translate that content into action, such as launching a phone browser or dialing and sending messages automatically, Nokia officials said.
The phone also can be used to collect meter data for utility companies or to record time and attendance, officials said.