Article: Cell Phone Cameras for Web Searches

I saw lots of people taking pictures of products with their cellphones to aid their remote conversations while Christmas shopping when I did demo Days at the Bestbuy.  This seems to be a very natural and useful way to aid remote communication and to find out more information about a product than what’s written on the store shelf label.  It would be nice if there was a service that allowed you to look up peer reviews of products and to do price comparisons and inventory count of the stores within a close radius of your location. I expect as GPS gets into more cellphones and digital cameras, these kinds of services will be popping up.

One Shot Says It All

Cell phone cameras are getting in on the web search action.
By Heather Clancy
updated 11:00 a.m. PT, Mon., Dec. 17, 2007

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It’s time to think about putting those digital cameras in cell phones to work. Improvements in image resolution and the emergence of broadband wireless networks are inspiring entrepreneurs to experiment with mobile classified advertising and product information searches. Over the next year, the camera phone you use to snap personal photos on the run could become another way to broadcast promotional information, post ads or let customers gather more information about your products.

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