US-based ScanR will provide their new service to KDDI customers via the EZWeb official contents portal as of October 4th 2007, press release [in Japanese] Here. “ScanR” creates PDF files of documents and business cards from user-generated cameraphone images, and stores those files online to deliver via FAX or e-mail. The service, which can also automatically transcode business card information into file data to be compiled onto the address book of your mobile phone, is on display in KDDI’s booth at CEATEC this week.
The service is free for up to 5 images per month while unlimited use is available for 315 JPY per month. Currently 17 handset models are able to run the product: E03CA, W54T, W53CA, W53SA, W52CA, W52SH, W52SA, W52T, W51SA, W51CA, W51K, W51T, W51H, W47T, W44K, W44KⅡ and W44S. We expect to see this same offering become available for DoCoMo and SoftBank customers through the i-mode and Yahoo! portals at some point in the near future as well.. nice one.