Japan's KDDI Corp. is secretly working to build RFID readers into mobile phones -- and have already developed two prototypes, according to unnamed rodents inside KDDI Labs.
Japan's KDDI Corp. is secretly working to build RFID readers into mobile phones
-- and have already developed two prototypes, according to unnamed rodents
inside KDDI Labs.
of the prototypes they built can read RFID chips at short range -- just a few
inches -- which can be used in the same way bar codes are used (like getting the
distribution history of a package of cheese, for example).
The other prototype is relatively long range -- up to 10 meters away. These
could be used by consumers to wirelessly grab "coupons" or any of a wide variety
of other uses.
KDDI wants to develop the system and make its money by selling service based on
the technology to businesses and consumers.
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