Sagem to launch Android phones with fingerprint identity capabilities from UPEK

Sagem Wireless (maker of the Porsche P’9522 phone) recently announced that it has teamed up with California-based UPEK, in order to develop mobile phones with fingerprint identity capabilities.

More importantly, it looks like Sagem will launch Android phones pretty soon – joining the continuously growing list of big, medium and small handset makers that are embracing Google’s OS (Alcatel, Gigabyte and Hisense are among the latest).

Obviously, Sagem’s upcoming Android phones will have fingerprint identity capabilities, too.

Thanks to the fingerprint identity solution from UPEK, Sagem’s devices will provide:

  • a simplified user experience (users don’t need to remember usernames and passwords, since they’ll be able to identify themselves with a simple touch gesture)
  • quick and easy purchases from mobile application stores
  • fast and more secure mobile payment and mobile banking services

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(Sagem my421z, which actually has nothing to do with the future Sagem phones)

Sagem Wireless and UPEK will be present at MWC 2010, where they’ll showcase fingerprint identity capabilities for Android.

Back in October 2009, Sagem also announced that it would launch a Puma phone ahead of Fifa World Cup 2010.

Via IntoMobile

Author: Ilinca Nita

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