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    Blocks smashes Kickstarter campaign for build-your-own NFC smartwatch

    October 15th, 2015

    A UK startup raising funds on Kickstarter for a modular smartwatch that includes NFC and contactless payment functionality has amassed pledges totalling more than double its US$250,000 target in just two days. More

    HTC lists devices supporting Android Pay

    September 22nd, 2015

    Handset maker HTC has released a list of its Android Pay supporting devices following the mobile payment service’s launch across the US earlier this month. A standalone Android Pay mobile app became available on the Google Play store on September 18 to allow all US consumers with a compatible device to download and use the service.

    Chunghwa Telecom goes live with NFC payments in Taiwan

    October 2nd, 2014

    Subscribers to Chunghwa Telecom with accounts at any of four Taiwanese banks will be able to download a virtual version of their credit card to their SIM card and use it to make NFC payments… More

    Desjardins launches NFC payments in Canada

    September 3rd, 2014

    An NFC mobile payments service is now available to customers of Quebec-based financial institution Desjardins Group. The Desjardins Mobile Payment service works with NFC phones provided by Bell Mobility, Rogers and Virgin Mobile with Telus… More

    Sberbank to launch HCE payments in Russia

    May 20th, 2014

    Russia’s Sberbank, Europe’s third largest bank with more than 100million customers, has begun piloting NFC payments in Moscow using embedded secure elements. It will follow the trial with a service using host card emulation (HCE) later this… More

    RBC expands NFC wallet

    May 6th, 2014

    The Royal Bank of Canada has expanded the functionality and availability of its cloud-based RBC Wallet. The service now runs on four additional NFC devices — the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, LG G2, Sony Xperia Z1 and HTC One M7 — and customers can use the NFC wallet to make payments with their MasterCard credit card in addition to the existing Interac debit and Visa payment options.

    HTC launches One M8 smartphone with NFC

    March 26th, 2014

    HTC‘s newest flagship smartphone, the HTC One (M8), has been announced and is available as a Google Play Edition running stock Android 4.4 KitKat, or from carriers worldwide with the handset maker’s own HTC Sense 6… More

    Google Wallet ends support for physical secure elements

    March 17th, 2014

    From 14 April 2014 it will only be possible to use Google Wallet to make an NFC payment using a device that supports host card emulation (HCE). “Devices with Android versions older than Android 4.4… More

    Vodafone rolls out NFC mobile wallet across Germany

    March 11th, 2014

    Mobile network operator Vodafone’s NFC-based mobile wallet and prepaid SmartPass account is now available throughout Germany, following a trial in the city of Dusseldorf. The service is integrated with MasterCard-owned Trevica’s TSM platform, which is… More

    Desire 816 gets optional NFC

    February 24th, 2014

    HTC’s Desire 816, a mid-range Android smartphone unveiled at MWC 2014, is set to come in both NFC and non-NFC versions. “It’s listed as an optional feature in the official spec sheet, so it will likely vary carrier by carrier, country by country,” HTC told NFC World.

    Hungarian mobile wallets get NFC event ticketing

    February 7th, 2014

    The NFC mobile wallet being tested by Hungarian carriers Magyar Telekom, Vodafone and Telenor with MasterCard, OTP Bank and loyalty scheme operator SuperShop is expanding its range of services to include ticketing for live events… More

    CIBC expands NFC phone options

    January 24th, 2014

    Canada’s CIBC bank has expanded availability of its CIBC Mobile Payment app to include owners of Samsung Galaxy S III, S4, Note II and HTC One Android NFC phones, enabling a wider range of customers to make NFC payments. The service was launched in November 2012 with support for Blackberry Bold 9900 and Curve 9360 NFC phones and expanded in October 2013 to include the Blackberry Z10.

    French firm sues HTC and LG for NFC patent infringement

    December 10th, 2013

    Intellectual property commercialisation firm France Brevets has filed patent infringement lawsuits against phone makers HTC and LG in the US and Germany, for using two NFC patents that were granted to Inside Secure in 2004… More

    Vodafone to launch NFC mobile wallet across Europe

    November 22nd, 2013

    Mobile network operator Vodafone‘s NFC mobile wallet is going live today in Spain, will be available in Germany in mid-December and expand to the Netherlands, UK and Italy in spring 2014. Vodafone Wallet works with… More

    i-Free expands mobile wallet to 11 Russian cities

    November 18th, 2013

    Mobile technology developer i-Free is expanding its NFC mobile wallet service to enable users to store transportation cards for 11 Russian cities as well as a variety of prepaid deals and coupons. The wallet originally… More

    Citibank and 3 launch NFC mobile wallet in Hong Kong

    November 1st, 2013

    Mobile network operator 3 Hong Kong and Citibank Hong Kong have launched the 3 Citi Wallet, an NFC mobile wallet solution for customers of the carrier who also have a Citibank Visa credit card. From… More

    HTC One Max to come with NFC and fingerprint sensor

    October 14th, 2013

    Phone manufacturer HTC has announced the successor to its flagship HTC One smartphone, the NFC-enabled HTC One Max which houses a 5.9-inch 1080p display and fingerprint scanner. Located on the rear of the device, the… More

    Vodafone, BNZ and Visa to trial NFC payments in New Zealand

    September 6th, 2013

    Mobile network operator Vodafone is launching a pre-commercial prepaid payments trial in New Zealand, in partnership with Visa and Bank of New Zealand (BNZ). The trial will make use of Samsung Galaxy S III and… More

    HTC unveils Mini+ companion handset

    September 4th, 2013

    Phone maker HTC has unveiled the Mini+, a tiny lightweight companion handset that allows calls to be made using a smartphone’s connection once paired through NFC or Bluetooth. The Mini+ is the successor to the… More

    HTC Desire 500 heading to Europe with NFC version

    August 7th, 2013

    The HTC Desire 500 will launch across Europe this month with NFC and dual SIM versions available in some markets. The mid-range Desire 500 is an Android smartphone that features a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, HTC’s… More

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