ABBYY Business Card Reader for Android Launched

A leading document recognitio, data capture and linguistic technologies and services, ABBYY has announced the launch of its Business Card Reader for Android Platform Devices. ABBYY’s Business Card Reader already available for all major smartphone platforms including Symbian, Apple iOS and now company has added Android Model to their portfolio.

ABBYY’s Business Card Reader enables users to accurately transfer contact information from paper business cards into address Book of their Android smartphone. In addition, it also allows users to search new contacts information at popular social networks such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook and Google Maps directly from the application. The best thing about this product is that it can read test in nineteen different languages including popular European languages such as English, German, French, Italian and Russian. With device’s integrated camera and ABBYY mobile OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology, the application first locates contact data within a business card and then saves it into the corresponding data fields, that enables users to create new contact records and updating existing contact with new information easily. Further more, the software highlights the uncertain characters from results of captured text.

“Business Card Reader for Android does more than simple contact reading – it gives users an efficient way to acquire, store and manage valuable business information,” said Katya Solntseva, director of mobile products department at ABBYY.

ABBYY Business Card Reader for Android will also be available in a free, lite version which will enable users to capture that will allow users to capture data on a business card, preview the results on a phone’s display, and search for additional information on Facebook. The lite version will transfer the contact’s first name, last name and first detected phone number. The remaining contact data can be saved into the address book by upgrading to the full version.

ABBYY Business Card Reader for Android is now available for purchase at the Google Android Market with support for English and Russian user interface. More information and specifications about ABBYY Business Card Reader can be found at

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