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    Huawei Pay goes live in China

    September 1st, 2016

    Handset maker Huawei has announced the launch of its Huawei Pay NFC-based mobile payment service in China, in collaboration with bankcard association China UnionPay and support from 25 of the country’s banks. The service makes use… More

    Xiaomi to launch Xiaomi Pay in China

    April 25th, 2016

    Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is to launch an NFC based Xiaomi Pay mobile payment service in partnership with China UnionPay. “The two parties will design a mobile payment product for Xiaomi’s smartphones,” Xinhua News Agency reports, adding that the companies have yet to specify a timetable. The announcement follows the unveiling of handset maker Huawei’s Huawei Pay NFC service that is also set to launch in China.

    Huawei teams up with China UnionPay to roll out NFC mobile payments

    March 22nd, 2016

    Handset maker Huawei has partnered with bank card association China UnionPay for the roll out of Huawei Pay, an NFC-based mobile payment service that makes use of tokenization technology and is expected to be available on a wide range of Huawei handsets. More

    Huawei Pay to launch in China

    March 9th, 2016

    Handset maker Huawei is to launch its own mobile payment service in China in cooperation with Bank of China. “At this point, Huawei is yet to reveal any specific details about the Huawei Pay service,” Gizmochina reports. “Bank of China currently seems to be the only partner, but we can expect more tie-ups soon.”

    Alipay extends fingerprint IDs

    December 16th, 2014

    Alipay has extended its fingerprint log-in capability for the Alipay Wallet to iPhone users, China Daily reports. The function is also available to users of Huawei’s Ascend Mate 7 handset and was first demonstrated at a conference in Beijing in October.

    Alipay partners with Huawei to add biometric security to mobile payments

    September 1st, 2014

    Chinese online payments giant Alipay is working with Huawei to enable users of the phone maker’s new Ascend Mate 7 handset to secure their mobile payments using a fingerprint sensor built into the phone. The… More

    Samsung includes NFC and BLE in first Tizen phone

    June 3rd, 2014

    Samsung has announced the first commercially available phone based on its Tizen operating system, and it will come with NFC. The Samsung Z is a 4.8-inch touchscreen smartphone with a 2.3GHz quad core processor and… More

    Huawei unveils NFC wearable

    February 24th, 2014

    Huawei has unveiled a smart wristband that can be paired with a user’s smartphone via NFC at MWC 2014. The TalkBand B1 combines a Bluetooth 4.1 earpiece for wireless calling with a 1.4-inch flexible OLED… More

    China Mobile and China UnionPay test NFC on public transport

    June 18th, 2013

    The NFC mobile payments service launched earlier this month by China Mobile and bank card association China UnionPay has been pilot tested on public transportation services in Beijing, reports TechWeb China. The trial, which has… More

    Google joins NFC Forum board of directors

    March 5th, 2013

    Ten other organisations have also joined the NFC standards association for the first time, bringing total membership “to a record high of over 180 companies and non-profit groups.” More

    Huawei unveils Ascend P2 NFC phone

    February 24th, 2013

    Huawei has unveiled a 4G LTE smartphone with NFC that it describes as the “world’s fastest”. The Ascend P2 features a 1.5GHz quad core processor, a 4.7-inch 720p screen and, says Huawei, provides “an ultrafast… More

    Tizen 2.0 ships with NFC

    February 19th, 2013

    Version 2.0 of the Tizen open source mobile operating system is now available and developers can download the source code and SDK from the Tizen website. Tizen is based on Linux, includes support for NFC and is backed by major mobile network operators, device and component makers including Intel, Huawei, Samsung, Orange and NTT Docomo.

    China Mobile details NFC launch plans

    October 31st, 2012

    The world’s largest mobile network operator is to begin its mobile payments rollout in February 2013 and will stock a range of NFC phones supplied by eight handset manufacturers. More

    Canon, HP and Yahoo! Japan join NFC Forum

    June 21st, 2012

    A further 24 organisations have also joined the NFC standards association, including Huawei, Interac and Fujitsu. More

    Portugal Telecom unveils mobile wallet service

    March 21st, 2012

    Eleven thousand employees have been invited to pilot test the new TMN Wallet, a mobile payments service that enables transactions to be made via NFC, SMS, USSD or QR Codes and runs on any mobile phone. More

    Turkcell equips 300,000 customers with T-series NFC capable phones

    February 16th, 2012

    The Turkish mobile network operator’s customers now have the option of making payments via a BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone, an own-branded Huawei NFC phone, a new NFC Android handset made by ZTE or with an add-on for a standard mobile. [Updated] More

    Turkcell launches NFC payments on BlackBerry phones

    January 23rd, 2012

    The Turkish mobile network operator has become the first in the world to offer its subscribers the ability to make payments with their NFC-enabled BlackBerry mobile phones. More

    Latest NFC phone news and rumours • 12 Sept 2011

    September 12th, 2011

    The latest NFC phone rumours and announcements, including: Sony Ericsson’s Nozomi, Samsung’s Omnia W Windows phone, US Samsung Galaxy S II rumours, iPhone 5 anticipation building to fever pitch and Google’s Schmidt hints Android Ice Cream Sandwich could ship in October. More

    Huawei U8650NFC ‘Sonic’ Android phone on its way

    June 17th, 2011

    The new NFC phone, Huawei’s first, is believed to be a sub-US$200 device running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. More

    NFC news in brief • 30 May 2011

    May 30th, 2011

    News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Identive, NXP sign VAR deal • Huawei planning NFC phones? • Vodacom looks to NFC • NFC domain names on Ebay • US banks debut P2P payments • Samsung smashes Galaxy sales record • US theme park to offer next-gen shopping experience • Rhodes framework adds NFC support • and more… More

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