Thursday, September 28, 2006

Companies Tap Cell Phones for Podcasts

Many people are just getting used to snapping pictures, listening to music, watching videos, sending text messages and getting e-mails over their cell phones.

It turns out the phones can handle much more.

Companies at this week's DEMOfall 2006 tech conference are demonstrating how the communications gadget lining millions of people's pockets also can be used to scan documents, personalize photos and listen to podcasts.

ScanR Inc. and Realeyes3D SA, introduced online services so their users can snap a photo of business cards, white boards or pages of documents.

Fonpods Inc., debuted a free on-demand service to deliver podcasts to mobile phones, extending the increasingly popular audio programming from beyond its usual realm of computers and digital music players.

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