Windows Live Barcodes make mobile handsets smarter

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Fact: more mobile devices today have cameras than keyboards. Fact: teaching mobile devices how to speak human language is difficult and time-consuming. It is with these two things in mind that years ago mobile devices for Asian markets were taught years ago to read QR codes. Well now the Windows Live Barcode team is angling to bring this glorious ability stateside.

Imagine being handed a business card like the one here, and instead of laboriously typing in all Frank's information, you simply snap a picture and let your device do the rest. While it's been said that the Asian mobile market is about five years in the future, the Windows Live team is doing their best to close the gap.

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