Phone that Recognizes Chinese Text Inputs

Furthering the convergence of mobile phones and PDAs into single devices for multiple purposes, Nokia’s Bejing research laboratory has developed a phone that recognizes inputs in Chinese language pen strokes. The Nokia 6108 apparently recognizes all or most of the 2,000 characters in the simplified version of the Chinese language alphabet. It also recognizes Latin alphabetical characters and includes a Chinese-English-Chinese translation dictionary. A user can input and send notes in either (or both) languages. It also features a contact manager, MMS, e-mail software, and a Lunar Calendar.