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Looking for a hotspot? Ask your phone

It’s a system that will allow users to instantly “tag” their images with location information on their Global Position System (GPS) receivers if GPS data is available.

     Print Edition: May 4, 2008

What is it? It’s a system that will allow users to instantly “tag” their images with location information on their Global Position System (GPS) receivers if GPS data is available.

What does that mean? Well, according to some mobile phone manufacturers, it will allow you to sort images according to where they were taken.

That’s it? Not quite. Later this year, users of mobile phones with GPS and maps will be able to get directions to a place just using the GPS co-ordinates embedded in an image. So, in future, if your friends send you the picture of a popular hotspot, you can ask your mobile phone to show you how to get there.

Who will offer this service? Nokia will launch this service on its new N78, N96 and 6220 devices later this year.

How much will it cost? As of now, nothing.

Kushan Mitra

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