Of all the products and solutions I've seen at CTIA this week, not a one has captured my inner "oh wow" as ABBYYUSA's Mobile OCR SDK 2.0.
A platform-independent, compact-codeversion of ABBYY's FineReader recognition technology, this technology will work like this.
You take a photo of some text with your cellphone or PDA's camera. I know you know that OCR (Optical Character Recognition) is notoriously inaccurate. Not here though. Try a scan of italicized text, fonts from a century ago.
This Mobile OCR then turns your cellphone-inputed scan into a perfect document. I witnessed a conversion of an original document crafted in a funky font with even funkier footnotes into a MSFT Word file with no-and I repeat no- errors.
Simpler tasks? How about scanning in your business card?
No and not hog either. Code size for this utility is as small as 2.5 MB with as little as 2.5 MB of RAM needed.
SDK is being pitched to carriers, but hey, unlike Garth Brooks you've got friends in high places. I'm lined up for a trial version of this SDK. I have a feeling I will be back to you soon with even more coolness.