Nokia Launches Social Networking Over Bluetooth
Jun 9, 2005, 2:07 PM by (staff)
Nokia today launched a new social networking application called Sensor. Sensor allows users to create personal pages for themselves, and then share that profile as well as send messages and files to other sensor users in the area over a Bluetooth connection. Sensor requires Java and Bluetooth and is only available to owners of Series 60 version 2 and 3 handsets, from the 6600 to new releases such as the 6682. Similar applications for these same Series 60 handsets have been under development and study by researchers around the globe for the past year.
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This is new?!
I thought it sounded funny, so I downloaded it on my Nokia a while ago to test (just as a test - really! ops . . . no one here uses it, and I'm not sure if I'd want a radio transmitter broadcasting to everyone that I'm single anyhow, but it is an interesting idea.
It was kinda cool to set up a profile that other people in the area can see, and also to be able to browse through theirs and chat if you want. The only bad thing is that because it uses bluetooth, the range is pretty limited.
I'm confused . . . Sensor has been available of the Nokia website for quite a while now (or the European website, at least).
I thought it sounded funny, so I downloaded it on my Nokia a while ago to test (just