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Nokia says Lumia phones will help find lost object

July 29, 2013 at 7:35 PM   |   Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, July 29 (UPI) -- Smartphone maker Nokia says its devices may soon feature technology to help people find lost or misplaced items such as their car keys -- or even their car.

Nokia plans to unveil a proximity sensor in its Lumia lineup in the coming weeks that will help locate any specially tagged item, The Verge reported Monday, citing sources familiar with Nokia's plans.

A "Treasure Tag" sensor could be attached to a range of items, including a car, bike, keys, purse or wallet; then the smartphone, through the use of Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC (near-field communication) could lead you to the object and even emit an audio signal when close enough to announce the exact spot.

Each Treasure Tag, a small square device with a loop for attaching it to objects, will contain a battery designed to last around six months, Nokia said.

Its Lumia lineup will be updated to the Bluetooth 4.0 technology sometime in the coming weeks, the company said.

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