1/24/2006

Nokia seeks patent for mobile emergency feature

Filed under: — By Galit @ 3:43 am

Women, children, millionaires, and just about anyone worried about being assaulted or abducted should be interested in a new mobile phone emergency feature being developed Nokia.

The Finnish manufacturer is seeking a patent in the U.S. for a mobile phone capable of sending a covert emergency message, complete with pictures, sound and location.

Nokia isn’t saying much about the application, which the company silently made at the end of last year. Maybe the Finns know they’re onto a hot idea, or maybe they just don’t want crooks to know too much about their ingenious plan.

“The patent application doesn’t mean that we’re necessarily planning to install this emergency feature in any of our phones in the future,” said Nokia spokesman Damian Stathonikos. “We’re constantly developing new technologies in our research labs and applying for patents to protect our intellectual property rights.”

Source: infoworld

 

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