Will Augmented Reality Replace QR Codes?

By now, most of us have seen those funny little black and white squares that link the real world and mobile world, otherwise known as QR codes. But, what if you didn’t have to scan a QR code, what if you could simply use your camera phone to take a picture of anything? Well, that’s what augmented reality does, and with a recent preload of Wikitude on BlackBerry devices, it could be coming maintstream any day now.

Recently, at the BlackBerry World Conference, it was announced that augmented reality browsers will be preloaded on new devices. When users surf the web through their AR browser, information will ne overlaid on what their smartphone’s camera sees. For example, if you’re in the browser and you point your camera phone at a restaurant, a Foursquare check-in, photos from Flickr, Wikipedia pages and tweets could all be displayed.

While augmented reality has been out for quite some time now, I’m wondering if the BlackBerry AR browser will help it go mainstream, or if it will simply be another app hay falls by the way side. Let us know what you think by commenting here, or on our Facebook or Twitter pages.