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Archive: NFC Newswire

RapidNFC adds NXP NTAG210 to its range

May 16th, 2013

NFC tag supplier RapidNFC has added tags based on NXP’s next-generation NTAG210 IC to its product range. The chip, announced in October 2012, includes a range of built-in security features including password protection and an… More

Blue Bite puts NFC ads into 5,000 US taxis

May 16th, 2013

Taxi ad network Creative Mobile Technologies has agreed a deal with NFC marketing specialist Blue Bite to use its mTag platform for advertising in 5,000 US cabs. Passengers see video or static messages on CMT’s… More

Neology adds NFC to toll transponders

May 16th, 2013

RFID solutions provider Neology has added NFC to its UHF transponders, used in road toll payment applications, enabling consumers to use a phone-based mobile wallet to pay a toll or top up their account balance… More

BlackBerry Q5 to come with NFC option

May 15th, 2013

BlackBerry‘s new Q5 smartphone, a cut-down keyboard-equipped handset aimed at emerging markets and announced at the phone maker’s BlackBerry Live developer conference yesterday, will be available in versions with and without support for NFC. The… More

AMS ships NFC interface chip for electronic devices

May 15th, 2013

Chip maker AMS has announced full availability of a new NFC chip which is designed to be integrated into a wide range of electronic devices to enable them to interact with NFC phones. The AS3953,… More

Creative adds NFC speakers

May 15th, 2013

Creative Technology has announced two portable NFC wireless speakers, the Creative Airwave and Creative Airwave HD, that allow users to stream music via Bluetooth from their favourite device. Available in a range of colours, the… More

Leaf adds NFC to Android POS terminal

May 15th, 2013

POS solution provider Leaf has unveiled a new version of its Android-based LeafPresenter device which includes support for NFC payments as well as EMV, gift cards, and 1D and 2D barcodes. The new tablet-style device is… More

ABI: 125m NFC phones shipped in 2012

May 15th, 2013

A total of 125m NFC phones were shipped in 2012, according to ABI Research, along with 147m NFC secure elements. “There are multiple chip vendors offering a range of product alternatives to OEMs in various… More

Nokia launches Lumia 925 in Europe

May 14th, 2013

Nokia has unveiled the latest high-end smartphone in its Lumia range, the Lumia 925, an updated version of 2012′s Lumia 920 with a metal finish, 4.5-inch Amoled display and new PureView imaging technology. The aluminium-bodied… More

Sony unveils waterproof Xperia ZR NFC phone

May 14th, 2013

Sony has launched a fully waterproof Android NFC phone that allows photos and HD video to be captured underwater. The Sony Xperia ZR boasts a 4.6-inch 720p HD display, a 13 megapixel camera, Snapdragon S4… More

Robokeg serves beer via NFC

May 14th, 2013

US-based technology startup Robokeg has shown an NFC-powered beer pouring machine at a recent New York Tech Meetup event. Consumers tap Robokeg’s NFC reader with a contactless wristband that holds driving licence data, credit card details and… More

Nokia announces Lumia 928 with NFC and PureView camera

May 13th, 2013

Nokia has announced its latest Windows Phone 8 NFC smartphone, the 4G LTE Lumia 928, featuring an 8.7 megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss wide angle lens. The flagship Lumia 928 comes with a 4.5-inch… More

Eftpos Australia picks C-Sam for NFC payments

May 13th, 2013

Debit card network Eftpos Australia has announced a five year deal with NFC technology provider C-Sam and plans to begin mobile payment trials “with selected retailers in the next few months”. C‐Sam’s platform will enable Eftpos… More

RBC and Bell to launch NFC payments in Canada

May 13th, 2013

Canadian bank RBC and mobile network operator Bell have announced plans to jointly introduce an NFC payments service. The new deal will give RBC customers, with an NFC phone supplied by Bell, the ability to store their… More

Report: Larry Page cancels Google Wallet card plan

May 13th, 2013

Google CEO Larry Page has become personally involved in decisions surrounding the future direction of Google Wallet, AllThingsD reports, leading to the cancellation of plans to introduce a physical Google Wallet card and the departure… More

GSMA calls for feedback on NFC loyalty and coupon proposals

May 10th, 2013

The GSMA has published a proposed technical specification for a common standard for managing loyalty cards, coupons and vouchers in a mobile wallet — and is asking for feedback on its proposals from retailers, loyalty… More

BMW picks Smart-Tec NFC tags

May 10th, 2013

Car maker BMW is using tags supplied by Smart-Tec in two NFC-enabled accessories, the NFC Smartphone Holder and the BMW Car Hotspot LTE, the Munich-based custom tag specialist reports. The NFC Smartphone Holder is designed to… More

GSMA to offer NFC Experience at Mobile Asia Expo

May 9th, 2013

The GSMA has partnered with China Mobile to promote NFC at this year’s Mobile Asia Expo, following the successful NFC Experience provided to attendees at Mobile World Congress 2013. “We’re excited to launch the NFC… More

Wallet boss Osama Bedier to leave Google

May 9th, 2013

Osama Bedier, Google’s vice president of Wallet and payments, is to leave the company. Bedier, who joined Google from PayPal in January 2011 to head up the NFC-based Google Wallet service, “has decided to leave Google this… More

Flashiz adds loyalty to NFC and QR payments service

May 8th, 2013

Luxembourg-based Mobey has added support for loyalty programs to its Flashiz NFC and QR code mobile payment solution, enabling consumers to collect points when they pay using Flashiz and providing merchants with information on their… More

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