All of Nokia’s Lumia phones have been in high demand since the devices landed in China. Customers who have bought the handset discovered a couple of unique features seemingly exclusive to the Chinese market only. These functions include call and SMS blocker. If you live in China having a call and SMS blocker is huge in the fight to stop spammers from harassing you on a daily. Apparently, spamming is an epidemic in the country. So you can understand this kind of feature is highly touted in a place that suffers from this kind of extremely intrusive behavior.
The blocker comes pre-loaded with all Chinese Lumia 920 and 820 devices, and it includes the following functions:
- Block callers per mobile numbers
- Block all SMS from specific sender
- Dynamically block SMS containing specific 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)
That being said, it’s unclear whether the feature is a creation of Nokia or just powered by some other company. Regardless, the function is much-needed, and we’re sure folks in China could care less who is truly behind the feature.
[via WP Central]