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A BlackBerry that does mobile fingerprints

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I happened to be watching a video from Essex Police today on YouTube about a mobile fingerprint device when ‘shock horror’ I saw that the device is incorporated with a BlackBerry. That got me super excited.

Officers on the beat can now check an individual’s identity within two minutes thanks to a mobile fingerprinting device.
The gadgets, which were introduced in Essex in July 2011, allow officers to scan a person’s fingerprints and check them against the national fingerprint database.
The devices were given to Essex Police by the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) and mean people can be identified much more quickly, saving the public and police officers time and making it difficult for people to lie about who they really are.
Officers across Essex, including those at Stansted Airport and the county’s ports, have been trained to use the devices.

You can see the mobile fingerprint device in action below.

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Angry Birds Space coming in March

Rovio has confirmed that Angry Birds Space will be released on March 22nd  and has NASA and National Geographic on board as launch partners for the game. You can see the teaser video below:

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Plants vs Zombies on the BlackBerry PlayBook – Video

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We told you yesterday that Plants vs. Zombies had arrived for the BlackBerry PlayBook. At that time it held a price tag of £7.00 but later in the day that dropped to £5.00. Still not cheap but as you will see in the following demo video it runs beautifully on the PlayBook.

With PlayBook OS 2.0 coming very very soon and the number of Android developers that have now registered to port their games over to the PlayBook OS I think App World is about to get a whole lot busier.

I have played Plants vs. Zombies on other platforms and it is great that this superb game is now available for us BlackBerry fans.

You can see the demo video below:

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Sony completes deal to but our Ericsson’s share of Sony Ericsson

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The deal is done. Sony has parted with £871 million to buy out Ericsson and the company will now be know as Sony Mobile Communications with Bert Nordberg remaining as president and CEO.

Sony said in a statement: “Sony will rename Sony Ericsson “Sony Mobile Communications”, and further integrate the mobile phone business as a vital element of its electronics business, with the aim of accelerating convergence between Sony’s lineup of network enabled consumer electronics products, including smart phones, tablets, TVs and PCs.”

“With a vibrant smartphone business and by gaining access to important strategic IP, notably a broad cross-license agreement, our four-screen strategy is in place. We can more rapidly and more widely offer consumers smartphones, laptops, tablets and televisions that seamlessly connect with one another and open up new worlds of online entertainment.”

Now I can look forward to a Smartphone that looks just like my TV!

 

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