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Motorola proposes voice input patch with NFC

November 8th, 2013

Motorola has applied for a patent on a microphone, transceiver and power supply built into a patch designed to be stuck to a consumer’s neck. The idea is that the electronic tattoo would directly capture… More

Brazilian carriers test NFC in Rio de Janeiro

October 21st, 2013

Rio de Janeiro is set to become the first city in Brazil to pilot an NFC ticketing service for public transportation. Four mobile network operators are taking part in the pilot, which will run with… More

Motorola unveils NFC clip to unlock Moto X

August 19th, 2013

Motorola has announced Motorola Skip, an NFC tag-based clip accessory for its Moto X flagship handset that enables the user to unlock the phone without entering a PIN. More

Motorola unveils customisable Moto X with NFC

August 2nd, 2013

Motorola has announced the Moto X, a customisable NFC handset that lets customers choose from more than 2,000 combinations of colour, cover, memory and wallpaper. The 4G LTE Moto X is the Google-owned handset maker’s… More

Three new Motos boast NFC

July 24th, 2013

Motorola has launched three Android 4.2 smartphones, all with NFC. The compact Motorola Droid Mini, super-thin Droid Ultra and 48-hour battery equipped Droid Maxx will be available in the US from Verizon from 20 August at US$99, $199 and $299 with a two year contract.

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

Authentec sells Embedded Security Solutions division to Inside Secure

November 19th, 2012

The sale suggests that Apple’s interest in acquiring Authentec lies with the company’s innovative combined fingerprint and NFC solution, which is not part of the division being acquired by Inside Secure, and will lead to renewed speculation that Apple will include NFC in future iPhones and other devices. More

Motorola Razr i launches with Intel chip and NFC

September 18th, 2012

A new NFC phone from Motorola is a variant of the Droid Razr M, announced earlier this month, with an Intel processor at its heart instead of the M’s dual core Snapdragon S4. The Motorola… More

Motorola adds three Droid Razr phones with NFC

September 5th, 2012

The Droid Razr M, Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD will be exclusive to Verizon in the US and developer editions will also be available. More

‘Razr Mini’ to come with NFC

August 27th, 2012

Motorola has received FCC approval for the XT907, a 4G NFC phone which is being described as a mini Droid Razr and is expected to be available via Verizon in the US.

Sprint adds Motorola LTE phone with NFC and Qwerty keyboard

August 16th, 2012

US mobile network operator Sprint has begun taking orders for a new Motorola phone that features NFC, LTE and a slide-out Qwerty keyboard. The Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE has a 4.3-inch display and runs… More

Droid Razr HD to sport NFC

July 24th, 2012

A Motorola handset with NFC which has just received FCC approval is believed to be the upcoming Droid Razr HD, according to Droid Life. “This device includes NFC capabilities, functioning as both a tag and a reader, supporting simplified pairing with a NFC-tagged Bluetooth device,” says the filing for the Motorola XT926.

Inside Secure appoints NFC patent licensing agent

June 27th, 2012

The NFC chip specialist has hired IP commercialisation specialist France Brevets to handle licensing of more than seventy patents — including a core patent that is expected to mean any manufacturer incorporating an NFC controller into their device will need to acquire a license. More

Google CEO hints at NFC future for Motorola

May 22nd, 2012

Google CEO Larry Page has taken to the search giant’s blog to announce the completion of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility — and obliquely mentioned NFC’s key role in Google’s plans for the future. “It’s… More

KegDroid pours beer with NFC

May 1st, 2012

Google staffer Paul Carff has produced a video showing an NFC-enabled beer tap that uses NFC badges, an NFC reader/writer, a Motorola Xoom tablet and an Arduino microcontroller to automatically dispense a brew to badge… More

Motorola eyes NFC finger locks

April 20th, 2012

Motorola is to use fingerprint biometrics in future NFC handsets to eliminate PIN locks on mobile wallets. The Google-owned phone maker, which already builds handsets with built-in finger scanners, told Brief Mobile of the move at a presentation at the University of California in San Diego.

Vivotech completes new funding round

March 26th, 2012

Vivotech has completed a Series D funding round, bringing the total the NFC and contactless specialist has raised to date to US$96m. New sales figures for the company’s POS terminal business have also been released…. More

Isis announces first banking partners: Chase, Capital One and Barclaycard US sign up

February 27th, 2012

The three card issuers’ 100 million customers will be able to store a full range of credit, debit and prepaid cards, as well as loyalty cards and special offer coupons, on their NFC mobile phones. More

Inside Secure ships 17.4m NFC chips, mostly to RIM

February 8th, 2012

The prospectus for Inside Secure’s IPO this month shows that the company made US$47m from the sale of NFC chips in 2011, that these were mainly delivered to RIM for use in BlackBerry NFC smartphones and that Inside believes it now has a share of close to 50% of the overall market for NFC chips for mobile phones. More

Isis picks Gemalto for NFC mobile commerce platform

December 12th, 2011

The core trusted service management (TSM) platform to be used by the US NFC joint venture between AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless will be provided by France-based Gemalto. More

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