Tennis fans at Wimbledon will be able to keep up with the action using a smartphone application developed by IBM, which it said could transform the way spectators access information at sporting events.

The application, which runs on Google's Android operating system, superimposes real-time statistics and updates from social networking site Twitter, including comments from players, onto a video feed from a handset's camera.

"It's about visualizing data in a different way," said Alan Flack, IBM's Client Executive for the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), in an interview.

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