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It's Official, KNFB Reader Mobile Released, will Ship February 15


KNFB Reading Technologies has officially announced the release of the KNFB Reader Mobile, a new version of the portable scanning device that will initially run on the Nokia N82 Symbian cell phone. Retailing for $1,595 for the software alone, it includes the same features as the original KNFB Reader, now called KNFB Reader Classic, and boasts improved scanning time and quicker navigation. Using the phone's built-in 5 megapixel camera, a printed page was scanned and recognized in about 15 seconds in a demonstration held Monday. In addition, the phone's screen enables access for large print users by highlighting the text as it is read. While no additional software is required, users can purchase Mobile Speak or Talks to enable complete functionality of the phone. Users of the KNFB Reader Classic will be able to upgrade for "a modest fee" according to Ray Kurzweil, CEO of KNFB Reading Technologies. The software is expected to ship on February 15. We'll have much more coverage on this product including a hands-on review and audio interviews in the coming days.

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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.


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