Indian smartphone maker Karbonn Mobile has launched the Titanium X, an RS18,490 (US$ 300) NFC-enabled smartphone with 5-inch Full HD display as well as 13 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel front-facing cameras. The handset runs Android…
Apple Gains Patents That Include NFC Technology
I like to see when banks start to get involved and concerned about new technology. It’s a sure sign that NFC technology may eventually become mainstream. This news update come to us from American Banker and Source Media’s Will Hernandez . As Always- Read it. Enjoy it. Share it… Mobile-payment proponents let out a collective sigh when [...]
Google Wallet: How it Works On Your NFC Phone
Google has launched its first version of the Google Wallet app to Sprint, a significant step in the implementation of near field communication (NFC) technology. With NFC, users can simply pay for goods by waving their NFC phone in front of a contactless payment scanner. In other words, NFC allows for simplified transactions, data exchange, [...]
50,000 Dutch nurses now using NFC phones
By Sarah Clark | September 6th, 2011 @ NFCWorld.com The nurses use their NFC phones to track and manage home healthcare visits, in one of the world’s longest established commercial NFC services. NEDAP: Home health care tracking solution is one of the earliest commercial NFC systems More than 50,000 care workers in the Netherlands are [...]
Google Wallet now in field testing
By Sarah Clark Reporting for NFCWorld.com Google has been field testing its NFC payments service with a large group of users since late May and, from later this summer, anyone with a Nexus S 4G and a Sprint contract will be able to use their phone to make mobile payments at merchants that accept MasterCard [...]
Nokia bets on NFC tech for future Phones
Written by Gareth Halfacree on 29 August, 2011 Reported at NFCNews.com In a desperate attempt to rekindle interest in its products and to avoid becoming just another Windows Phone box-shifter, Nokia has announced that it will be including NFC technology in all its future products. NFC – Near Field Communications – chips allow short-range two-way [...]
NFC technology is included in the Nintendo Wii U and the Disney Infinity as well as numerous smartphones and tablets — and it may yet make an appearance in Microsoft’s Xbox One. Join our webinar on Thursday 12 December to find out how NFC is changing the rules of the game.
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SimplyTapp, the US startup which created Host Card Emulation, bypassing the need to use a carrier controlled SIM-based secure element in NFC transactions, has raised a Series A funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners….
Sensor tag maker SensMaster has introduced a tag that is designed to be worn like a watch and intended for safety, personnel tracking and security applications. The Tristan tags use an ultra-low power radio to…
Mobile network operator Vodafone’s NFC mobile wallet is going live today in Spain, will be available in Germany in mid-December and expand to the Netherlands, UK and Italy in spring 2014. Vodafone Wallet works with…
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STMicroelectronics has introduced the ST33G1M2, a secure microcontroller that can be used as an NFC secure element, either embedded into a mobile device or integrated into a SIM. “With its unique combination of support for…
China-based smartphone maker Xiaomi has chosen Micropross test equipment to validate the NFC interfaces in its future products. “Micropross’ expertise in the field of contactless interface testing is very famous on the market,” says Xiaomi’s…