The industry’s leading provider of Intelligent Touch Control solutions for mobile devices, Atrua Technologies announced that Lenovo Mobile has selected Atrua’s made-for-mobile fingerprint solution for Lenovo’s first commercial cellphone with fingerprint biometrics – Lenovo P960.

“We evaluated a number of potential fingerprint solutions for this project, and found that Atrua delivered the superior combination of features and performance for mobile phones,” said Paul Wu, General Manager of Lenovo Mobile’s Product Department. “Because of the Atrua sensor’s small size, we were able to fit it conveniently on the edge of the P960.”

According to the press release, “With fingerprint recognition now common in laptop PCs, the capability has been increasingly finding its way into mobile phones. Atrua’s fingerprint touch controls deliver all the benefits of fingerprint sensors found in laptops, and more. Studies have shown that mobile phones are frequently lost or stolen and many users are concerned about compromising the private and valuable data on their phones. Since typing passwords is even more cumbersome on phones than it is on PCs, the convenience of never having to re-type passwords is all-the-more appealing to phone users. In addition, Lenovo’s P960 has an innovative ‘VIP recording’ feature that automatically records calls from designated numbers. The fingerprint biometric technology is used in the P960 to protect sensitive data such as VIP recordings, text messages, call history, and address book information.”

“We are pleased to see a recognized leader in fingerprint for laptops adopt our technology for their mobile phone and we are delighted to have the opportunity to support such a leading global manufacturer in their ongoing effort to bring greater levels of security and convenience to users of mobile devices,” said Anthony Gioeli, CEO of Atrua Technologies.