News stories featuring Nokia and NFC:
June 22nd, 2010
The Finnish mobile phone giant has backtracked on its headline-grabbing announcement and now says that only some smartphones will have NFC next year and they may not be available in all markets.
June 17th, 2010
OPINION: The Finnish phone giant has become the first major manufacturer to commit to building NFC into its devices, with the announcement that all its new smartphones will come with the technology built-in from 2011. Just as one problem seems to have been solved, however, a new battlefield is now emerging in the retail payments space.
June 17th, 2010
The announcement was made by a top Nokia executive at the Mobey Forum's 10th anniversary meeting in Helsinki this morning.
Telefónica O2 launches its first commercial NFC service — and sets out strategy for future deployments
May 27th, 2010
The mobile network operator is starting small with a limited rollout in the Czech city of Pilsen but a business strategy is now in place and commercial launches in the UK and Spain could be next.
Chinese banks and mobile operators to create single, open platform for NFC and mobile payments services
May 12th, 2010
Eighteen Chinese banks, card association China UnionPay, China Telecom, China Unicom and a range of handset manufacturers and industry suppliers have formed an alliance in a bid to create standards and a business model for the introduction of a single, open platform that can be used by businesses throughout China to offer NFC and mobile payments services.
March 24th, 2010
ADMR, the French national association for providers of home care services, is to begin equipping staff with NFC phones from next month. The association's 3,350 local members have a total of 90,000 employees, providing services...
February 24th, 2010
OPINION: A host of new NFC products and initiatives were announced at this year's Mobile World Congress but, it seems, we will have to wait until the end of this year before the first NFC handsets become widely available in the West.
February 18th, 2010
"We felt the quality of the consumer experience was not what it needed to be," Nokia's VP of Industry Collaborations has told NFC World, but "our commitment to NFC remains as strong as ever."
December 11th, 2009
Nokia is planning to launch a number of NFC handsets during the third or fourth quarter of 2010, according to a report in Mobile Magazine: Nokia Industry Collaborations VP Mark Selby told Mobile: "Nokia is...
December 3rd, 2009
OPINION: The news that Malaysian manufacturer Fonelabs is to produce two million NFC phones in 2010 is the first sign that the issue of a lack of NFC handsets is beginning to be resolved.
December 1st, 2009
Giesecke & Devrient has acquired Nokia's shares in Venyon, the Trusted Service Management specialist the two companies set up as a joint venture in 2006. "This move to acquire full ownership of Venyon is another...
November 30th, 2009
The company's new Celsius NFC platform enables application developers to write code once and then port it reliably to a range of NFC handsets and add-on devices.
November 5th, 2009
TechIPm, a research and consulting firm specializing in technology and intellectual property mining, has carried out an analysis of the strength of the patent portfolios held by companies in the NFC market. For its analysis,...
October 22nd, 2009
The largest mobile operator in the Middle East has partnered with the region's largest bank for the launch of NFC-based mobile payments.
October 21st, 2009
Five hundred National Bank of Kuwait customers will take part in a six month pilot at the country's largest shopping mall.
October 16th, 2009
The two companies have launched solutions that enable merchants equipped with just an NFC mobile phone to accept contactless bank cards and more.
October 8th, 2009
The Portuguese capital's transport operators have begun a small scale NFC test in conjunction with three mobile operators, beginning on the Lisbon subway and with plans to expand to rail and bus services soon.
October 6th, 2009
Following on from the news that Twinlinx's My-Max NFC stickers now work with Windows Mobile 6.5 phones, the company has now revealed that it has an iPhone version already under development and has plans to...
September 15th, 2009
The small scale payments trial, run in conjunction with mobile operator Claro and two banks, is one of several moves towards NFC now taking place in Brazil.
September 10th, 2009
China Mobile, the world's largest mobile operator with 470 million subscribers, and China Unionpay, the national bank card association, were amongst the first in the world to field test NFC back in 2006. Now, both companies are taking a second look at mobile contactless payments and mobile operator China Unicom is getting in on the action too...
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