A fingerprint could unlock your phone

3 February 2010 — 6:00 PM

Fingerprint technology on your phone?

Consumers could soon be provided with the ultimate phone lock - the fingerprint, it has been revealed.

Sagem has announced that it plans to introduce the technology on a range of new Android-based devices to be released later this year.

Jerome Nadel, executive vice-president of marketing and user experience at Sagem Wireless, said: "Both security and usability are critical to reducing perceptions of risk, improving convenience and encouraging usage."

He added that solutions such as fingerprint sensors will simplify the process of user identification, provide faster and more secure access to personalised services and for that reason the company will continue to push the technology.

It is hoped that the technology will aid services such as making online purchases, internet banking and add protection against theft.

The news could be welcomed by many people as it was recently reported that 84 per cent of consumers would prefer to access social media using their mobile phone.

For those looking for a mobile with added security, the handsets could prove an attractive option when they decide to trade in their used phone.

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