News stories featuring Samsung:
May 29th, 2013
Samsung Wireless Enterprise, a unified business communications platform that puts smart phones and tablets at the centre of workplace collaboration, now includes NFC support in its hot desking solution. The platform, which encompasses voice and…
May 29th, 2013
Taiwan’s largest mobile network operator’s NFC payment service has gone live and four banks will now begin the roll-out of Chunghwa Telecom’s mobile credit card service, which enables Mastercard PayPass credit cards to be issued…
May 22nd, 2013
Samsung has launched a campaign to give Robbie Williams fans the chance to meet the star by simply tapping NFC tags located in black cabs in three UK cities. For the campaign, run by VeriFone…
May 22nd, 2013
Malpensa Airport in Milan, Italy, has installed a new maintenance system that uses NFC phones and a network of 50,000 NFC and RFID tags attached to equipment and systems around the airport — including fire…
May 16th, 2013
May 14th, 2013
Samsung has announced the NX2000, a 20.3 megapixel camera with 8fps continuous shooting that can capture 3D images and videos with Samsung’s additional NX 45mm 2D/3D lens. Integrated NFC allows the camera to be linked to other NFC devices before using the Smart Camera app, available on Android and iOS, to transfer and share images via WiFi. The NX2000 will be available in white, black or pink for US$649.99.
May 10th, 2013
Car maker BMW is using tags supplied by Smart-Tec in two NFC-enabled accessories, the NFC Smartphone Holder and the BMW Car Hotspot LTE, the Munich-based custom tag specialist reports. The NFC Smartphone Holder is designed to…
May 6th, 2013
Samsung has shipped a new 20.3 megapixel NFC-enabled smart camera that can be teamed with the company’s NX 45mm F1.8 interchangeable 2D/3D lens to allow photographers to capture both photos and HD videos in 3D. The…
May 1st, 2013
German cooperative bank Dortmunder Volksbank (DV) has introduced a mobile payments service that enables customers to make payments with their NFC mobile phone at any merchant equipped to process MasterCard PayPass contactless transactions. DV is…
April 30th, 2013
Samsung is to introduce a new range of NFC tags because its existing TecTiles tags don’t meet NFC Forum standards and won’t work with the new Galaxy S4 smartphone. The phone maker’s original TecTile tags used…
April 29th, 2013
“The telcos keep on doing the same thing, they get arrogant and then they get disintermediated,” MasterCard’s Jorn Lambert has told The Australian Financial Review.
April 11th, 2013
Samsung has added a new smartphone to its Galaxy range. The Galaxy Mega “phablet” comes in two sizes, with a 6.3-inch or 5.8-inch HD LCD screen. The 6.3-inch model will come with NFC. Both versions will…
April 5th, 2013
The HTC First is a mid-range touch screen smartphone that pushes Facebook integration to the front and centre — and includes NFC support. The Android device features Facebook Home, a “mobile experience that puts your friends…
March 27th, 2013
“NFC has reached the point of no return,” says practice director John Devlin. “It all hinged on handsets; and next year we will see half-a-billion devices in the hands of consumers as it becomes more widely integrated.”
March 22nd, 2013
“Customers will only have one TSM. It’s like a billing system; if you’re in, it’s harder to get you out rather than if you fight to get in,” says Olivier Piou. “I think that we have a very good momentum.”
March 21st, 2013
Canadian mobile network operator Rogers has added three Android and four BlackBerry NFC phones to the list of devices that work with its Suretap NFC payments service. The new phones are the LG Optimus G , Samsung’s Galaxy S III and Note II and the Blackberry Bold 9900, Blackberry Curve 9360, Blackberry Bold 9790 and Blackberry Z10.
March 18th, 2013
NXP Semiconductors shipped 125m NFC chips for smartphones and tablets in 2012, beating previous projections. The chip maker’s figures received a boost when Samsung shipped 40m Galaxy S III smartphones equipped with NXP chips in the final six months of the year. Samsung is, however, believed to be using Broadcom NFC technology in the new Galaxy S4.
March 15th, 2013
Samsung’s Galaxy S4 will come with Visa’s payWave contactless payments applet preloaded into an embedded secure element. This, says Samsung, “can be used by both MNOs and banks; more payment applets from multiple brands are…
March 15th, 2013
The smartphone maker’s new flagship device is the first to use Mobeam technology, allowing coupons, loyalty cards, gift cards, event tickets and more to be transmitted from the device to any of the 165m laser scanners installed in retail stores today.
March 12th, 2013
Samsung Electronics Australia has launched an ad campaign for the Galaxy Note II that makes use of NFC. The campaign, created by Australian digital agency Amnesia Razorfish, showcases work created by up-and-coming artists on the Galaxy…
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