News stories featuring Samsung and NFC:
September 27th, 2011
HTC, LG, Motorola Mobility, RIM, Samsung Mobile and Sony Ericsson as well as MicroSD device maker DeviceFidelity have agreed to implement Isis NFC and technology standards.
September 27th, 2011
The latest NFC phone rumours and announcements, including: Galaxy S II with NFC launches on AT&T, T-Mobile in the US • Nokia N9 launches in Middle East • Sonim ships first NFC handset • Samsung Wave 578 'Quick Tap' coming to UK soon • Samsung SHV-E120L specs leak.
September 22nd, 2011
A new version of the smart card and SIM maker's Kona operating system makes it possible to deliver via an embedded secure element the same wide range of NFC services that mobile network operators can currently offer through an NFC SIM.
September 19th, 2011
The latest NFC phone rumours and announcements, including: France to get NFC Galaxy S II, with rest of Europe to follow • iPhone speculation • A trio of NFC BlackBerrys • Casio's DT-X8 rugged terminal • Acer NFC handset could be first of many • Korea gets high-end LG NFC phone • Intel shows off Android tablet design that features NFC
September 16th, 2011
For four hours on 22 September it will be possible to use an NFC smart poster to interact with advertisements and promotions displayed on one of the New York landmark's iconic giant advertising billboards.
September 13th, 2011
"NXP has a deep understanding of NFC and we are working with them to deliver the right hardware, software and support to bring this technology to our partners, developers, and ultimately the consumer," says the software giant's Aidan Marcuss.
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.
August 30th, 2011
The Wave M and Wave Y smartphones include Samsung's new ChatOn messaging service and come with NFC as an option.
August 26th, 2011
A software development kit for the new version of the handset maker's operating system, which includes support for NFC tag reading and writing, is now available to download.
August 23rd, 2011
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: First Android 4 phone could come in October • Rogers planning NFC launch? • Tags stores take off • Jiepang eyes mobile commerce • Tagstar shields tags • BlackBerry NFC delay • Turkcell tests tickets • Vivotech adds NFC POS terminal • and more...
July 25th, 2011
The trial will see customers of two banks being able to make payments with NFC phones at branches of the Globus hypermarket chain in the cities of Prague and Pilsen.
July 4th, 2011
The Norwegian bank and mobile network operator have contracted Giesecke & Devrient to provide them with a turnkey NFC solution for a mobile payments trial that will involve a dozen merchant locations in Oslo.
June 15th, 2011
The Quick Tap mobile payments service launched by Barclaycard and Orange last month is just the start of the partners' NFC plans, says the card issuer's head of digital payments. "We have a long and deep roadmap of people we want to work with."
June 13th, 2011
Up to 300,000 NFC-enabled points of sale are set to be installed in South Korea and all smartphones must include NFC capabilities by the end of 2011, Reuters has reported. The Korea Communications Commission (KCC)...
June 9th, 2011
Barclaycard has reworked its rollercoaster ride TV advertisement to promote the NFC payments system it launched last month with Orange. The main character, whose morning commute sees him speeding between skyscrapers and through the city...
June 8th, 2011
Guests at the Clarion Hotel Stockholm said using an NFC-enabled phone to check in, enter their room and check out made their stay more pleasant, saved time and inspired them to use the service again.
June 6th, 2011
Korean mobile network operators, card issuers, consumer electronics manufacturers and government organisations have formed the Grand NFC Korea Alliance with the aim of creating a US$1bn business opportunity and more than 5,000 jobs.
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...
May 20th, 2011
Consumers can use the new service to make payments of up to £15 via a prepaid cash replacement application stored on their Quick Tap NFC phone. Tag read and write functions are also available and both loyalty and transport ticketing applications will be introduced later.
May 17th, 2011
The UK bank joins Samsung and Visa to provide NFC-enabled phone payments at next year's London Olympic Games, as it prepares to roll out a broader mobile contactless payments programme for consumers.
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