Augmented Reality has received quiet a lot of attention recently but all that hype was about prototypes such as the Sixth Sense from MIT labs and Google Glasses.

But now an unlikely contender, Nokia, has launched City Lens, an augmented reality browser to explore the city around you. Its really a leap forward in terms of context awareness and sensing. You can just point your mobile camera at any street or building and know whats interesting in there. And its already available on their phones for you and me.

Hats off to Nokia for pulling off this feat in such troubled times.