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Pantech P9090 NFC spotted

August 8th, 2012

A new Android 4.0 NFC phone from Korean manufacturer Pantech, the P9090 Magnus, could hit the US market later this year, Technology and Gadgets reports. The quad band LTE device has just passed through FCC certification and is likely to appear on AT&T’s network, adds Engadget.

Turkcell adds MaxiPro5 NFC smartphone

August 8th, 2012

Turkish mobile network operator Turkcell has added the MaxiPro5 to its line up of NFC phones. The smartphone runs Android 4.0, features a 4-inch touchscreen, a 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor and includes “Ýþim/Özelim” (My Job/My Privacy), an application… More

National NFC service to go live in Singapore this month

August 7th, 2012

Mobile network operator StarHub, part of the consortium which won a government contract to provide a national NFC TSM service for Singapore last year, has unveiled its NFC SmartWallet and says the service will begin “later this month”. More

Google Wallet 2.0: The easy way to pay with NFC?

August 1st, 2012

Google has unveiled a new version of its Google Wallet service that avoids the requirement for individual payment cards to be loaded onto a secure element. Instead, a prepaid MasterCard which draws funds from linked credit and debit cards is pre-loaded onto the secure element. More

Forum responds to Black Hat presentation on NFC vulnerabilities

August 1st, 2012

“The NFC Forum works to ensure that tools are available to allow applications to operate with the appropriate level of security,” says the industry standards body. “Mr Miller’s demonstration underscores the importance of providing appropriate security measures at the application layer and enabling users to adjust security settings to suit their own needs and preferences.” More

Security researcher to present on NFC at Black Hat

July 25th, 2012

Noted security researcher Charlie Miller is to present the findings from his research into NFC P2P and tag reading vulnerabilities at Black Hat 2012 today. “It turns out that through NFC, using technologies like Android… More

Razorfish dispenses mobile content with NFC bubble gum machine

July 24th, 2012

“This is an example of how NFC technology can provide a missing link between the physical and the digital by bringing the best of both worlds together,” says the digital advertising agency. More

Shared office users pay for coffee and snacks with NFC

July 24th, 2012

Users of a shared workspace in Prague are paying for drinks and snacks with contactless cards thanks to an NFC payments solution developed by a local company. The PiggyBank system now in use at The Hub Prague… More

Droid Razr HD to sport NFC

July 24th, 2012

A Motorola handset with NFC which has just received FCC approval is believed to be the upcoming Droid Razr HD, according to Droid Life. “This device includes NFC capabilities, functioning as both a tag and a reader, supporting simplified pairing with a NFC-tagged Bluetooth device,” says the filing for the Motorola XT926.

CommBank unveils Android POS platform

July 17th, 2012

The Australian bank has followed its Kaching mobile payments service with the launch of a point-of-sale application development platform that works with an Android-based POS terminal as well as an add-on for Apple iPhones and iPods and is designed to allow developers to add new types of features for merchants via mobile phone-style apps. More

Turkcell launches NFC home shopping service

July 16th, 2012

The Turkish carrier’s new MaxiPlus5 NFC phone ships with a fridge magnet customers can use to place online orders with a variety of partner merchants. More

Zynga adds NFC to poker game

July 13th, 2012

Social games giant Zynga has added support for NFC peer-to-peer mode to the Android version of Zynga Poker. The NFC functionality uses Android Beam to enable players with an NFC phone to invite a friend to join… More

Google Wallet takes New Yorkers to the beach

July 13th, 2012

Google is promoting adoption of its Google Wallet service in the New York area with the offer of a free trip to the beach this weekend. “On Saturday, July 14th, we’ll be paying for round-trip… More

Hands on with the Visa Olympics NFC phone

July 12th, 2012

1,000 Samsung Galaxy S III NFC phones equipped with a Visa mobile payments app are being distributed to “key stakeholders and decision makers” for the London 2012 Olympics, where all points of sale will be equipped to handle contactless payments — and NFC World has been testing out one of the limited edition devices. More

China Mobile preps NFC payments phone

July 11th, 2012

The world’s largest mobile network operator has completed development of a China Mobile Wallet running on an NFC version of the Coolpad 8870 smartphone and will begin shipping the device in the third quarter of 2012. More

CommBank adds Kaching for Android — without NFC

July 6th, 2012

“We would prefer to start using the chip that comes with the phone,” says CommBank’s head of online banking, but “currently the NFC chip (the secure element) in Android NFC-enabled phones is not available to us.” More

Gwallet UK launch imminent?

July 2nd, 2012

Google reps have been spotted demonstrating Google Wallet to customers in central London department store Selfridges, NFC World has learned. As part of the demonstration the Googlers paid for the shoppers’ purchases, echoing the initial promotion of the NFC payments system in the US.

Google unveils Nexus Q media player with NFC

June 27th, 2012

The new sphere is “the first-ever social streaming device — like a cloud-connected jukebox where everyone brings their own music to the party,” says Google’s Andy Rubin. More

NXP puts SE in Nexus 7

June 27th, 2012

Google’s Nexus 7 tablet, launched earlier today, contains a PN65 NFC controller from NXP. The chip features an embedded secure element to support secure NFC transactions such as payments, ticketing, and access control.

Google unveils Nexus 7 tablet with NFC

June 27th, 2012

Google has unveiled its hotly anticipated Nexus tablet at the Google I/O developers’ conference in San Francisco. The Nexus 7 is a 7-inch NFC tablet made by Asus. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and… More

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