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Archive: NFC Newswire

China Mobile and China UnionPay launch NFC payments service

June 11th, 2013

China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile network operator, and Chinese bank card association China UnionPay have announced that their NFC payments service is now live in more than fourteen Chinese cities, including Shanghai, Beijing and… More

FAEA launches Penguin NFC phones

June 11th, 2013

Chinese mobile phone maker FAEA has launched the F1 Penguin, a budget Android NFC phone costing 699 Yuan (US$113), and announced the F2 Penguin, an Android 4.2 NFC handset with a 5-inch full HD display… More

Billboard magazine puts on music with NFC tags

June 10th, 2013

Billboard Brasil has trialled a special edition magazine with an NFC sticker on its front cover in São Paulo, and now plans to roll out another NFC edition across other areas of Brazil within the next… More

Winkworth estate agents adds NFC keyrings in London

June 10th, 2013

Estate agent Winkworth‘s Knightsbridge, Chelsea and Belgravia office is using NFC keyrings to deliver detailed information about properties to customers. The keyrings, which contain embedded NFC tags supplied by content management platform provider Tamoco, have… More

South African travel show reports 60,000 NFC uses per day

June 10th, 2013

Attendees at the Indaba 2013 travel show in South Africa used Poken’s NFC social networking platform more than 60,000 times a day to digitally exchange documents and share business cards, the NFC connectivity specialist reports…. More

Garanti Bank to launch NFC and QR payments in Romania

June 6th, 2013

Swedish mobile payment specialist Seamless has partnered with Turkey’s Garanti Bank to launch its Seqr NFC and QR payments platform in Romania — and plans to launch the service in the UK later this year. Starting… More

Samsung adds rugged Galaxy S4 Active NFC phone

June 5th, 2013

Samsung has launched the Galaxy S4 Active, a rugged dust- and water-proof version of its flagship Galaxy S4 model aimed at “explorers and adventure seekers.” The NFC-enabled S4 Active’s fully sealed design is IP67 rated… More

Finnish book uses NFC tag for video content

June 5th, 2013

Readers of a biography of former Nokia chief technology officer Yrjö Neuvo can access multimedia content by tapping an NFC tag inside the book’s back cover with their phones. Bit Bang has been published by… More

NBS adds support for Inside’s embedded secure elements

June 5th, 2013

NBS Technologies’ Xpressi Trusted Service Manager platform can now be used to provision financial card data onto NFC phones containing Inside Secure’s VaultSecure embedded secure elements. Launched in October 2012, VaultSecure allows multiple third parties… More

Gartner cuts NFC mobile payments forecast by 40%

June 5th, 2013

Worldwide mobile payment transaction values will reach US$235.4bn in 2013, a 44% increase on 2012’s $163.1bn, according to a new forecast from Gartner — but NFC transactions will account for a smaller than expected proportion… More

Asus launches NFC Express reader

June 5th, 2013

Asus has launched NFC Express, an external accessory for PCs that makes it easy to pair desktop computers and Android NFC phones and tablets so users can share data between devices and use their mobile… More

Sony pushes NFC with Xperia M

June 5th, 2013

A low-end Android smartphone with NFC will join Sony’s Xperia line-up in the third quarter of 2013. The company is pushing the NFC functionality of the device, and describes the Xperia M as “the new Sony… More

Windows 8.1 expands NFC pairing

June 5th, 2013

Windows 8.1 will include support for NFC-based pairing with printers and Miracast projectors, Microsoft has revealed. “Tap your Windows 8.1 device against an NFC-enabled printer and you’re all set to print without hunting on your… More

Russian bank to launch NFC mobile wallet

June 4th, 2013

Tinkoff Credit Systems is to launch an NFC mobile wallet service, developed by Russian mobile technology developer i-Free, that enables virtual MasterCard PayPass cards to be stored on embedded secure elements in Android NFC phones… More

Dutch banks to launch NFC pilot in August

June 3rd, 2013

An NFC payments pilot that will be conducted by Dutch banks ABN Amro, ING and Rabobank across the city of Leiden is set to start at the end of August or early in September, NFC… More

Thinaire to join NFC in Retailing webinar

June 3rd, 2013

Tim Daly, co-founder of NFC marketing solutions specialist Thinaire, has been added to the list of speakers for NFC World’s upcoming NFC in Retailing webinar. This hour-long webcast, sponsored by Smartrac, is free to attend… More

TIM and Bradesco pilot NFC in Brazil

June 3rd, 2013

Brazilian mobile network operator TIM, part of the Telecom Italia group, has started an NFC payments pilot in partnership with Bradesco Bank, with plans to commercially launch the service by the end of this year…. More

Asian mobile alliance promotes NFC with poster campaign

June 3rd, 2013

The Conexus Mobile Alliance, a regional grouping of mobile network operators, is promoting NFC throughout Asia with a “Tap and Get” smart poster campaign. Tap and Get rewards customers of Korean carrier KT or Japanese… More

LTE version of Galaxy S4 Mini to come with NFC

May 30th, 2013

A new compact version of Samsung’s latest flagship handset will come with NFC on LTE models, but the 3G versions destined for some markets will miss out on contactless technology. All variants of the Samsung… More

Portuguese project uses NFC phones as mobile POS terminals

May 29th, 2013

Technology provider Morpho has announced it is the supplier of NFC SIM cards to a Portuguese mobile payments pilot that uses NFC phones as mobile POS terminals and is backed by the country’s major telecoms… More

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