NEC Develops Smartphone Solution that Automatically Recommends the Appropriate Path of Incoming Calls 

 

Tokyo, Feb 20, 2012 – (JCN Newswire) – NEC Corp. announced today the development of smartphone software that automatically recommends the best path for a user’s incoming calls based on the software’s estimate of a smartphone’s movement. This solution is scheduled to be commercially available by June 2012.

 

This new solution collects and analyzes data from a user’s smartphone, which enables the software to estimate, for example, if the user is moving within a train, at a walking speed or stationary. The software then automatically recommends the most appropriate path for incoming calls, such as a standard ring, voice message or email, based on the results of sensor data analysis.

 

“In recent years, the spread of smartphones and mobile devices has made communication possible throughout a wide range of circumstances, including while at the workplace, at home and in transit. There are also an increasing number of communication methods for users to choose from, such as voicemail, email and SNS,” said Keiko Matsunaga, Vice President and Senior General Manager of NEC Corporation. “A person’s activity, whether they are driving, in a meeting or exercising, has a significant impact on the best way to take a call. NEC’s new solution facilitates smoother, less intrusive communications by automatically recommending the most appropriate contact method.”

 

Looking forward, NEC will continue to develop and provide innovative software that improves the user friendliness of smartphones and mobile devices for a wide variety of users.

 

NEC will introduce this solution at its stand 8A125, Hall 8 at Mobile World Congress 2012, the largest event of the mobile industry held in Barcelona, Spain, from February 27-March 1, 2012. For more information regarding NEC’s activities at MWC 2012, please visit www.nec.com/global/event/mwc/.

 

About NEC Corporation

 

NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company’s experience and global resources, NEC’s advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.

 

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