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    Nokia to offer NFC and Bluetooth Treasure Tags?

    Nokia is readying the Treasure Tag, a proximity sensor accessory for Lumia handsets that uses a combination of NFC and Bluetooth to track personal items, reports The Verge.

    A Nokia Treasure Tag. Image: The Verge

    NFC is used to pair the accessory to an NFC-enabled device while an accompanying app will show the location of the Treasure Tag on a map using Bluetooth.

    Treasure Tags will have around six months of battery life and come with a strap, designed to enable the device to be attached to a bunch of keys.

    The launch is set to coincide with Nokia’s upcoming Amber software update, which will see Bluetooth 4.0 LE — now marketed to consumers as Bluetooth Smart — support added to its Lumia Windows phones, The Verge adds.

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