Call and SMS Blocker to be a Chinese Nokia Lumia exclusive

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WPDang reports that Nokia Lumia 820 and 920 phones are shipping with a nice extra in China – a call and SMS blocker.

Apparently SMS and phone call spam is rife in the country, making this a much needed feature.

More sophisticated than simply just blocking numbers, the software allows:

  • Block callers per mobile numbers
  • Block all SMS from specific sender
  • Dynamically block SMS containing specified keywords
  • Update the keyword database online for said SMS blocking
  • View all blocked calls and messages
  • Trace the geographic origin of specific phone numbers (only works for mobile numbers, precise to municipality and carrier)

The spam filter is powered by Tencent, which is a messaging service in China, with downloadable keywords and black lists showing the issue is relatively serious.

Given how the service is implemented I do not expect it to come to handsets elsewhere anytime soon, but I would not mind simply being able to block unknown callers and specific SMS numbers, something Nokia will hopefully consider.

Via WPC