Fujitsu F-01A features the TouchStone waterproof packaging and uses the TrueNav technology (developed by the company for touchpad-like navigational control) through AES1711 fingerprint sensor developed by AuthenTec.
It is worth mentioning that in July 2003 AuthenTec fingerprint sensor was for the first time used in a biometric cell phone created by NTT DoCoMo.
The F-01A cell phone runs on Symbian operating system. Among its features the cell phone boasts a 3.5-inch widescreen VGA touchscreen display, a 5.2-megapixel camera which also has an autofocus and incorporated GPS. Owners of the cell phone from NTT DoCoMo will also have the ability to use Mobile Google Maps with Street View. In addition, the fingerprint-enabled waterproof cell phone has an e-Wallet mobile payment feature and a 1-Seg mobile TV tuner.
Fujitsu F-01A can work for half an hour in 1 meter of water. The technology developed by TouchStone, triples the protective cover of AuthenTec sensors on the cell phone, thus prolonging their resistance.
The AES1711 fingerprint sensor works perfectly thanks to the TruePrint approach, a technology that reads information from the live layer, located under the surface of the skin, where the real fingerprint resides. TruePrint technology allows the company's sensors to read nearly every fingerprint. Besides, in order to provide the highest level of security and better usability the AuthenTec sensor on Fujitsu F-01A cell phone features such technologies as: TrueNav menu navigation features, TrueFinger anti-spoofing security, and TrueMatch pattern matching.
Last year, in April the company launched its first TouchStone packaging technology. In August 2008 the National Society of Professional Engineers gave AuthenTec the Product of the Year award. In October the company managed to ship 40 millionth sensor.