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    Microsoft bringing NFC to Windows phones this year?

    March 30th, 2011

    Software giant Microsoft could be introducing NFC capabilities to Windows mobile phones as soon as this year, according to Bloomberg: Microsoft Corp. is working on a version of its Windows Phone software that will let… More

    Charge Anywhere turns Nexus S into mobile NFC payments terminal

    March 28th, 2011

    Charge Anywhere has unveiled new mobile payment software which can transform Google’s Nexus S smartphone into an NFC payment terminal. Building on its mobile payment application for Android, the US firm says it intends to… More

    Nokia Astound to come with NFC

    March 23rd, 2011

    Buyers of the Nokia Astound smartphone, a T-Mobile USA version of the Nokia C7 that has been unveiled this week at the CTIA Wireless show, will be able to access the phone’s in-built NFC capabilities… More

    World’s top auto makers to work on putting NFC in cars

    March 18th, 2011

    Daimler, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen have joined Nokia, Samsung and others as founder members of the Car Connectivity Consortium with the aim of developing common standards for connectivity between handsets and vehicles. More

    ShopSavvy hires PayPal Mobile product lead for move into NFC payments and promotions

    March 14th, 2011

    The mobile barcode-based shopping service has hired PayPal Mobile’s former product lead to spearhead the introduction of an NFC-enabled mobile wallet that will let users store bank and credit cards as well as coupons, gift cards, instant rebates, loyalty cards and cash-back rewards on their mobile phones. More

    NFC phones help provide clean water to Haiti earthquake victims

    March 11th, 2011

    Thousands of families in the poverty-stricken island nation of Haiti are receiving life-saving clean water with the help of near field communication technology. More

    Orange to offer Samsung Wave 578 NFC across Europe — but not in the UK

    February 14th, 2011

    “With the availability of new NFC-enabled devices from Samsung, and many more from our other handset partners to come in 2011, we are moving closer to a world in which we believe mobile contactless services will soon become the norm,” says Orange’s EVP of mobile services. More

    Uncovered: The hidden NFC potential of the Google Nexus S and the Nokia C7

    February 13th, 2011

    Mobile and NFC experts Dr Gerald Madlmayr and Christian Kantner have taken apart both a Nokia C7 and a Google Nexus S to find out what’s inside and what kind of services it will be possible to offer via the handsets in the future — and to build a Nexus S that can operate in full card emulation mode. Here Dr Madlmayr explains what he and Kantner discovered… More

    NFC news in brief • 24 Jan 2011

    January 24th, 2011

    News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: MasterCard wins Oyster deal • PayPal nears 100m accounts • Proxama buys Hypertag • Palm tablets to include NFC? • Contactless grows in the UK • NTT Docomo, KT and China Mobile tie up. More

    NFC news in brief • 17 Jan 2011

    January 17th, 2011

    News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: LG bringing NFC phone to US? • No NFC yet for Sony Ericsson • ZTE works on NFC and biometrics • Signbox lights up NFC • LSE examines NFC privacy • New NFC solution for retailers • Intuit adds mobile payments acceptance. More

    NFC news in brief • 10 Jan 2011

    January 10th, 2011

    News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: ATM top-ups for travel cards • Visa adds mobile app • New boss for Mobey Forum • Washington Metro to go contactless • Square worth $200M? • Madrid picks Mifare Desfire EV1 • Think&Go NFC gets funding • Enstream adds Western Union to Zoompass • All Google staff to get NFC phones? More

    Patent application hints at Nokia’s business model for NFC

    December 3rd, 2010

    A patent application authored by two senior Nokia executives shows how the handset manufacturer could generate revenues from the NFC phones it plans to introduce next year — without needing to get involved in mainstream mobile payments and without mobile network operators needing to invest in NFC SIMs or back office systems. More

    Nokia and partners to introduce ‘major new initiative in US mobile network services capabilities including contactless payment’

    Nokia and partners to introduce ‘major new initiative in US mobile network services capabilities including contactless payment’

    November 19th, 2010

    UPDATE: “There’s not going to be any launch by Nokia at this event,” the company’s Damien Balsan has told NFC World. “We’re just going to be discussing NFC with ecosystem actors and developers.” A meeting… More

    Could Apple’s iTunes announcement include NFC?

    Could Apple’s iTunes announcement include NFC?

    November 16th, 2010

    OPINION: The last 48 hours have seen a rush of announcements showing that near field communication is moving rapidly to widespread adoption: Android: Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt has revealed that the next generation Android Gingerbread… More

    Nokia to switch on C7’s NFC functionality “in early 2011”

    November 14th, 2010

    A firmware upgrade enabling the C7 to handle a variety of NFC tag reading and pairing applications will be available from the beginning of next year, Nokia’s head of PR for France has told technology publication Teknologik. More

    Nokia C7 to support NFC

    October 11th, 2010

    Nokia’s new C7 smartphone includes an NFC chip that will allow the device to support near field communication functionality — once work on a software upgrade has been completed. More

    Hands on: Sagem Wireless’ new NFC-enabled Cosyphone

    September 10th, 2010

    The first mass production units of Sagem Wireless’ new NFC Cosyphone will begin shipping later this month and a few pre-production models are now in the hands of developers, partners — and NFC World. More

    Vivotech adds OTA provisioning to DeviceFidelity’s microSD format NFC device

    Vivotech adds OTA provisioning to DeviceFidelity’s microSD format NFC device

    September 8th, 2010

    Vivotech and DeviceFidelity have partnered to add over-the-air (OTA) provisioning capabilities to the In2Pay microSD technology to be tested by Visa, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, US Bank and Akbank. The new solution enables Vivotech’s… More

    Turkey’s Akbank and Visa Europe to test microSD NFC device

    August 9th, 2010

    News of Akbank and Visa’s trial follows the announcement in May that MasterCard, Garanti Bank and mobile network operator Avea are to begin a commercial NFC service in Turkey this summer. More

    Nokia: MeeGo will include NFC too

    Nokia: MeeGo will include NFC too

    July 2nd, 2010

    Nokia’s new head of mobile solutions, Anssi Vanjoki, has revealed that near field communication functionality will be a core capability of the new MeeGo operating system. In a blog post entitled ‘The fightback starts now’,… More

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