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Isis details NFC wallet plans

February 26th, 2012

“The Isis mobile wallet, set for release in two US cities this summer, will feature a prepaid card with cash already loaded and a capability to ‘follow’ participating merchants to receive coupons and other offers,”… More

Belgian NFC payments joint venture hits the rocks

February 26th, 2012

Plans to create a common mobile payments platform for Belgium’s banks and mobile network operators have been abandoned over an inability to agree on whose technology to use or a business case that could work for all parties. More

NXP joins Japan’s move to NFC

February 26th, 2012

The chip maker has followed Samsung in announcing it will work with FeliCa Networks to develop solutions that allow phones to work with both NFC and Japan’s existing Osaifu-Keitai mobile wallet service. More

Acer floats Cloud Mobile smartphone

February 26th, 2012

Acer is expected to demonstrate another NFC smartphone at this week’s Mobile World Congress. The Cloud Mobile is a sleek, black handset with a business-like design and a 4.3-inch screen, 1.5GHz dual-core processor and NFC…. More

Australia gets online NFC store

February 26th, 2012

An online NFC store has opened in Australia. NFC Wireless supplies tags, readers and software, and can provide encoding, printing and NFC software development services. The store also offers a range of A$5 unbranded NFC window stickers for functions such as “Follow us on Twitter” and “Check in here”. “We will strive to be Australia’s NFC provider of choice,” says CEO Justine Mittelheuser.

Acer shines a light on Liquid Glow NFC smartphone

February 24th, 2012

Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Acer has revealed its second NFC smartphone ahead of Mobile World Congress 2012. The Acer Liquid Glow’s external design features curves, chrome details and a soft-touch casing and is available in black,… More

LG shows off quad core Optimus 4X HD with NFC

February 24th, 2012

LG has taken the wraps off another NFC smartphone, its third this week, in the run up to Mobile World Congress 2012. The LG Optimus 4X HD will feature a 1.5GHz quad core Tegra 3… More

NXP to showcase NFC at MWC

February 24th, 2012

NXP is to showcase NFC applications from six partners at its booth at the Mobile World Congress next week: Part of the booth will be transformed into an NFC-based café. This, NXP partner Narian Technologies has told… More

Orange UK announces Quick Tap treats for 200,000 NFC customers

February 24th, 2012

Two hundred thousand UK customers have now been equipped with NFC phones they will be able to use to tap smart posters and receive special rewards, says the mobile network operator. More

FeliCa Networks signs deal with Samsung for Japan’s move to NFC

February 24th, 2012

The joint venture between Sony and carrier NTT Docomo, which runs Japan’s Osaifu-Keitai mobile wallet service, has signed a deal with Samsung for the development of a new chip solution that will provide consumers with phones which work with both NFC services and Japan’s existing mobile payments infrastructure. More

Krakow gallery tags exhibits

February 24th, 2012

Visitors to an art gallery at the National Museum in Krakow, Poland, can use NFC smartphones to access extra information about exhibits by touching nearby NFC tags. Patrons can use their own NFC handsets or… More

Kuoziro launches NFC tablet

February 24th, 2012

Japanese manufacturer Kuoziro has added an NFC enabled tablet to its Frontier range for the Japanese market. The FT701W has a 7-inch touch screen, 1GHz dual core processor, runs Android 2.3 and is priced at ¥29,800 (US$371).The tablet can also be used as a remote control for televisions, DVD players and other electronics when used in its cradle.

Inside Secure to demo NFC on a SIM solution at MWC

February 24th, 2012

Inside Secure is to show a new version of its NFC-on-a-SIM solution, first unveiled at the Cartes show in Paris in November 2011, at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona next week. The solution enables… More

Visa and Samsung to unveil Olympics NFC payments app at Mobile World Congress

February 24th, 2012

Visa and Samsung are to demonstrate an NFC mobile payment service for the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. The two London 2012 sponsors first announced in May 2011 that they… More

Morpho checks in for MWC

February 23rd, 2012

ID systems specialist Morpho is to show off NFC solutions in a virtual airport terminal at the Mobile World Congress. The demonstration, using products from Morpho’s SIMply NFC Evolution family, starts with a traveler ordering a train ticket and then checking in using a mobile phone. This will be followed by a secure airport check-in using an NFC device.

Android NFC app grabs contact details from MWC visitor badges

February 23rd, 2012

A new Android app can scan Mobile World Congress visitor badges and store the contact details in the user’s address book. MWC Easy from Swiss app developer ClickOn works on NFC handsets running Android 2.3.7+… More

Boku enters NFC market with white label payments and offers platform

February 23rd, 2012

The high profile online mobile payments company, whose services are used by more than 240 mobile network operators around the world, has entered the NFC market with Boku Accounts, a turnkey white label platform that lets carriers offer subscribers a full suite of in-store payments and loyalty services. More

Yubico introduces one-time password token that secures access to the contents of NFC phones

February 22nd, 2012

The online identity protection specialist, which has more than one million users in 100 countries, has developed a new version of its YubiKey device that can be used to lock and unlock access to applications and data stored on NFC phones. More

Komerční Banka to launch NFC payments in Czech Republic

February 22nd, 2012

The bank has partnered with Visa Europe for a limited commercial NFC payments rollout, using iPhone 4 and 4S handsets equipped with Wireless Dynamics’ iCarte accessory. More

EMT begins NFC bus ticketing trial in Malaga

February 22nd, 2012

Public transportation operator EMT has begun an NFC ticketing pilot in the city of Malaga, the fifth largest in Spain, in conjunction with mobile network operator Orange. The first one hundred users went live earlier this month… More

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