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Gadget Gives Shoppers Independence

Motorola Sparrow

— February 29, 2008 — Unique
Take a good look at the Motorola Sparrow; you might just be using one on future shopping excursions.

This nifty little gadget was designed for the retail industry, making selling and buying much easier. The hand-held device has a credit card reader, scanner, point-of-sale system and built-in communication device. The RFID (radio frequency identification) scanner would make shopping so much easier, and eliminate the need to bother sales clerks, as the Sparrow give customers more independence.

If a shopper is interested in a product, all their have to do is use the Sparrow's scanner to obtain more information. If there is a promotion to accompany that item, the code can be collected right there. To buy the item, and eliminate the need to wait in line, the customer can purchase the item on the spot, in real time, with a swipe of their credit card.
Trend Themes
1. Retail Technology - The Motorola Sparrow showcases the potential for integrating various technologies, such as scanners and point-of-sale systems, to enhance the shopping experience.
2. Contactless Payments - The built-in credit card reader in the Motorola Sparrow highlights the increasing trend towards contactless payment methods, enabling customers to make purchases on the spot with a simple swipe.
3. RFID Integration - The RFID scanner in the Motorola Sparrow demonstrates the potential for utilizing RFID technology to streamline the shopping process and provide customers with more independence.
Industry Implications
1. Retail - The Motorola Sparrow offers innovative solutions for the retail industry by providing a hand-held device that combines multiple functionalities for a seamless shopping experience.
2. Point-of-sale Systems - The Motorola Sparrow presents an opportunity for companies in the point-of-sale systems industry to integrate credit card readers, scanners, and communication devices into their products.
3. Payment Solutions - The built-in credit card reader in the Motorola Sparrow suggests potential disruption in the payment solutions industry by offering customers a convenient and efficient way to make contactless payments.
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