), a provider of fingerprint sensors and solutions has announced that Fujitsu’s new FOMA F906i ultra-thin world phone has integrated an AuthenTec fingerprint sensor for Power of Touch features. These features include security, convenience, personalization and navigation.
The FOMA F906i will be the sixteenth Fujitsu cell phone provided with integrated AuthenTec’s TruePrint technology besides being the First Fujitsu phone to offer TrueNav. This feature enables users to browse through menu and document navigation through AuthenTec‘s AES
1710 fingerprint sensor.
The F906i which has been offered to NTT DOCOMO subscribers in Japan make use of AuthenTec’s small form factor AES1710 low power fingerprint sensor. Several million NTT DOCOMO mobile phones have an AuthenTec sensor incorporated in them which enable contactless mobile payments and protects access to stored files and the user’s personal information. AuthenTec’s TrueNav technology is used by Fujitsu for the first time however.
“We are pleased to collaborate with longtime Fujitsu supplier AuthenTec on this new feature-rich smart phone that can be used virtually anywhere in the world and is enhanced by the addition of an AuthenTec fingerprint sensor,” said Katsumi Takada, deputy general manager for the Mobile Phone Group of Fujitsu Limited.
AuthenTec enhances the F906i by enabling full touchpad emulation through the AES1710 sensor, which provides highly intuitive and accurate on-screen menu navigation. The integrated TrueNav feature gives users a full range of device navigation by moving their finger across the surface of the sensor. This is to control a full-featured browser, manipulate documents, stored files, contact lists and for controlling a variety of phone functions.
“Fujitsu continues to build on its market leadership with the addition of the F906i to its world phone lineup, and we’re pleased to support the Fujitsu and NTT DOCOMO teams on the launch of this innovative smart phone,” said Kengo Kobayashi, president of AuthenTec KK at Japan.
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