Microsoft Tag Lets You Scan Products With Your Cell

Have you ever wanted a more in depth look at the functionality of a product before making up your mind on whether or not to take it home? I know I’ve been there and I’m sure you have too. Microsoft has answered our prayers with its new Microsoft Tag system.

Fresh into beta, the free app can be downloaded for the following platforms: Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Palm OS and it is also available for J2ME handsets.

Here is how it works: you point your phone at the desired product tag (unfortunately it has to be Microsoft’s own barcode tech, known as High Capacity Color Barcode, or HCCB), the phone then scans that particular barcode and instantly you are connected to the information you need to make your decision.

Microsoft Tag allows users to instantly link to mobile websites or videos, add someone to their address book, and create their own Tags with the Tag Manager.

If you are worried about limited functionality due to how new Tag is, Microsoft has assured us that over a billion tags have been printed worldwide on various products since its launch 18 months ago.

Source: MicrosoftTag, UberGizmo

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