Wikitude 4.0 now available on Symbian devices
By on April 8th, 2010

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The free Augmented Realiy (AR)-browser Wikitude 4.0 is now available on a large range of Symbian devices.It is for the first time that a non-touchscreen phone will have a facility of Wikitude. This free Augmented Realiy (AR)-browser is already available on Android based phones like HTC Dream, HTC Tattoo, Motorola Droid and Samsung Galaxy.
AR technology helps you in connecting the World Wide Web with the physical world. Wikitude works by determining the phone`s current location via GPS and thereafter merges the real world with a virtual layer. Once the phone is spotted at a certain place, a plenty of additional information about real-world objects is seen on the phone`s camera view. Wikitude collects these information from services like Flickr, Qype, Wikipedia and YouTube.

As for now, Wikitude 4.0 is available on following Symbian 3rd/5th-edition devices:-
• Nokia E72
• Nokia E52
• Nokia E55
• Nokia N97 and Nokia N97 mini
• Nokia N86
• Nokia 6788
• Nokia 5730 XpressMusic
• Nokia 6710 and Nokia 6720
• Nokia 6210
• Samsung I8910 HD

At the CTIA conference in Las Vegas, Martin Lechner, CTO of Mobilizy said,

Until today Augmented Reality was only available for users with touchscreen capable smartphones. This is about to change with our Wikitude 4.0 version for Symbian phones. The challenge was to keep the navigation simple and self-declaring even without the availability of a touchscreen. That’s what we’ve accomplished.

Via: Symbian-Freak and Wikitude

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