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Narian offers NFC app creator

May 16th, 2012

NFC innovator Narian Technologies has launched a platform designed to give everyone the tools to create their own NFC applications. The offering includes a web-based app creator portal, a tag writing application and an Android-based “touch and discover” user app called Instantly NFC. “This platform lets everyone from soccer moms to college rock bands create their own NFC app easily,” says Narian’s Einar Rosenberg.

KDDI unveils world’s first NFC and Felica phone

May 16th, 2012

Japanese mobile operator KDDI will offer the world’s first phone with both NFC and Felica support from this summer. The Sharp Aquos Phone Serie will support Japan’s widely-used Felica contactless payment system as well as the… More

HTC Desire C gets NFC

May 16th, 2012

HTC is to release an NFC version of its new Desire C mid-range phone. The handset, positioned as an ideal first smartphone, runs Android 4 and features Beats audio. “An NFC variant of this model [allows] users to make payments or access information and offers,” says the company. The Desire C is expected to be available from June and will retail at around £170, according to Engadget.

India gets first Intel NFC phone

April 19th, 2012

Indian handset manufacturer Lava has launched the first Intel-powered NFC smartphone. The Xolo X900, available in India for around R22,000 (US$422) from 23 April, has a 4.03-inch touchscreen and ships with Android 2.3 with an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich promised later.

Smartrac delivers tiny tags

April 19th, 2012

RFID tag maker Smartrac has added a new NFC tag to its range. The new Midas tags have an antenna size of 10mm by 17 mm and a die-cut size of 12mm by 19mm. The… More

Ireland gets NFC tag platform

April 16th, 2012

A new NFC tag platform provider has opened for business in Ireland. Airnfc was founded by two students in Limerick and supplies products worldwide, co-founder Conor Burke has told NFC World. “We are the first in Ireland to provide ready-to-go NFC marketing products and hope to be a market leader at home and throughout Europe.”

UK moves closer to NFC tickets

April 16th, 2012

British government-backed transportation ticketing standards organisation Itso has certified Paragon RTD, a technology developed by Ecebs that lets consumers download and top up rail, bus and other public transportation tickets via smart cards and NFC phones…. More

Skillweb adds NFC tracking

April 16th, 2012

British mobile workforce and goods tracking specialist Skillweb has launched an NFC and QR code-based proof of attendance service. “SmartTask Field Service uses the core SmartTask product engine to deliver a simple and 100% accurate means of monitoring proof of attendance by mobile and field based workers,” says Skillweb MD Paul Ridden.

Identive adds NFC magnets

April 12th, 2012

Identive has added window stickers and magnets to its range of NFC tags. The window stickers have a concealed NFC inlay and can be printed in colour on the front and back, so they look good from both sides of the window. The magnet tags, less than 1mm thick and based on Identive’s patented “tag on metal” technology, offer “an attractive and distinctive take-home ad that allows consumers to order food, redeem coupons, watch videos, check in and much more, with a simple tap,” says the company.

Nokia launches NFC enabled headset for drivers

April 12th, 2012

Nokia has launched an NFC-enabled Bluetooth headset aimed at people who spend a lot of time in their car. The Nokia BH-310 has two microphones to give improved noise suppression and echo cancellation, and can… More

Hands on: The Lumia 610, Nokia’s first Windows NFC phone

April 11th, 2012

Nokia has unveiled an NFC version of its Lumia 610 Windows Phone at the Wima show in Monaco, announced that Orange will be the first operator to stock it from the middle of this year — and reconfirmed its commitment to include NFC “right across our portfolio”.  More

Villanova University tests new Ingersoll Rand mobile keys service

April 3rd, 2012

Students at the US university are using NFC-enabled mobile phones to gain access to dorms, academic buildings and administrative offices. More

Narian launches low cost NFC platform for retailers

April 3rd, 2012

NFC4Retail, which provides merchants with a suite of NFC apps designed to improve the in-store shopping experience, is now available in 21 countries. The service costs US$20 per store per month and is free of charge during an initial public beta period. More

FujiFilm adds NFC to photo printing kiosks

March 26th, 2012

The imaging company’s new NFC module is designed to make it easy for consumers to order photos from in-store kiosks by simply selecting the images they want to print on their NFC device and then tapping it to the kiosk. More

ZTE debuts Touch and Share technology

March 13th, 2012

The Chinese handset maker, which has a growing range of NFC phones, has introduced its own solution for automating Bluetooth and WiFi network set-up via NFC. More

NFC Quick Actions app clocks up 3,000 downloads

March 13th, 2012

NFC application NFC Quick Actions has now been downloaded from Android Market more than 3,000 times, developer Fernando Cejas has told NFC World. The app allows users to simply and quickly write customisable actions to… More

Inside Secure launches low cost NFC tags with 2KB of memory

March 13th, 2012

The new MicroPass 4101-2K is the first large memory tag to both fully conform with NFC Forum standards and be available at an affordable price, says the NFC chip specialist. More

Sony announces Xperia Sola with NFC

March 13th, 2012

The latest addition to Sony’s growing range of Android NFC phones features new ‘floating touch’ technology that allows users to interact with the device without needing to physically touch the screen. More

Identive and WPG to share x-rays via NFC

March 12th, 2012

The two firms are to provide doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals with a way to easily transfer digital medical images to the relevant exam room. More

Tester checks NFC in-store

March 6th, 2012

Mobile test equipment specialist Comprion has released an NFC testing solution that can be used in-store to check a device’s NFC functionality. NFC Go offers a simple and quick method of testing the NFC antenna and tag reading capability of a handset, reader or other device. The device requires minimal user training and is aimed at phone shops, manufacturers’ test centres and customer support departments.

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