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Samsung announces WP8 phone, Win8 tablet and Galaxy Note II with NFC

August 29th, 2012

The Ativ S Windows Phone 8 smartphone, Ativ Tab Windows 8 tablet and the new edition of the Galaxy Note will all ship with NFC as standard, says Samsung. More

Telefonica begins commercial NFC service in Czech Republic

August 29th, 2012

Two thousand customers who purchase a Samsung Galaxy S III are to be the first Czech consumers to take part in a commercial NFC payments service, offered by carrier Telefonica in conjunction with Komerční Banka, Visa Europe and Samsung. More

Isis NFC phones appear on MasterCard list

August 29th, 2012

A number of NFC phones marked as approved for use by the three mobile network operator partners in NFC venture Isis have appeared on MasterCard’s list of approved mobile devices, adding to speculation that Isis is… More

Samsung preps NFC tablet

August 16th, 2012

A new tablet from Samsung, referred to as the GT-P8110 and featuring unusual rounded corners as well as NFC functionality, has been submitted for FCC approval, Phandroid reports.

Samsung preps WP8 NFC phone

August 8th, 2012

Samsung has two Windows Phone 8 handsets in the works, according to court documents seen by The Verge. At least one, the Odyssey, looks set to include NFC as well as a 4.65-inch Super Amoled display.

National NFC service to go live in Singapore this month

August 7th, 2012

Mobile network operator StarHub, part of the consortium which won a government contract to provide a national NFC TSM service for Singapore last year, has unveiled its NFC SmartWallet and says the service will begin “later this month”. More

Razorfish dispenses mobile content with NFC bubble gum machine

July 24th, 2012

“This is an example of how NFC technology can provide a missing link between the physical and the digital by bringing the best of both worlds together,” says the digital advertising agency. More

Hands on with the Visa Olympics NFC phone

July 12th, 2012

1,000 Samsung Galaxy S III NFC phones equipped with a Visa mobile payments app are being distributed to “key stakeholders and decision makers” for the London 2012 Olympics, where all points of sale will be equipped to handle contactless payments — and NFC World has been testing out one of the limited edition devices. More

Telenor reports results of Oslo NFC payments trial

July 6th, 2012

“Mobile payment is something that people want and will use, if the solutions are adequate,” says Telenor’s Viktoria Erngard. “But in order to succeed in the long run, we need to get as many merchants on board as possible and offer more NFC-enabled phones.” More

Samsung paves the way for NFC ticketing at music events

June 22nd, 2012

The handset maker has teamed up with events promoter Kilimanjaro Live to replace traditional tickets with contactless wristbands that provide access to the events and can be linked to ticket holders’ social media profiles. More

Canon, HP and Yahoo! Japan join NFC Forum

June 21st, 2012

A further 24 organisations have also joined the NFC standards association, including Huawei, Interac and Fujitsu. More

Samsung patents NFC pen

June 18th, 2012

A new Samsung patent application describes a capacitive stylus pen for use with a portable terminal, such as the Galaxy Note, that includes NFC “embedded in the body portion to perform wireless communication with the… More

Samsung launches TecTiles NFC tags and programming application

June 13th, 2012

Sets of five TecTiles can be ordered online or bought in store for US$14.99 from all four major US carriers and can be used to program a variety of NFC-initiated functions. “Most of the tag types you make will work on nearly all phones which have NFC hardware,” says Samsung. More

Java library implements SNEP

June 1st, 2012

A researcher at Turin’s Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB) has developed an open source Java library that implements the NFC Forum’s SNEP protocol to allow peer-to-peer mode exchanges between NFC devices. A previous library from… More

9m NFC phones on order

May 18th, 2012

Samsung has taken preorders for some nine million Galaxy S III handsets from more than 100 mobile networks, Reuters reports. An unnamed Samsung executive revealed the figures to the Korea Economic Times, which also reported that the firm’s smartphone factory is running at full capacity.

Samsung picks NXP for S3

May 14th, 2012

The NFC functionality in the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S III is provided by NXP, the NFC chip specialist has announced. The S III uses NXP’s PN65 solution, which provides it with both an NFC controller and an embedded secure element. The device also includes a secure execution environment within its main application processor, provided by Giesecke & Devrient.

Visa and Samsung reveal Olympics NFC payments plans

May 9th, 2012

The payments network and the phone maker will be issuing limited edition Samsung Galaxy S III handsets loaded with a Visa NFC payments app to athletes and other VIPs during the London 2012 Games. More

Galaxy S3 gets extra security

May 8th, 2012

European versions of the new Samsung Galaxy S III NFC phone are to be the first mobile phones to ship with G&D’s Mobicore technology. Mobicore will provide the Galaxy S III with a secure execution environment within its main application processor that can be used for security-sensitive applications such as mobile payments authentication, digital rights management and corporate VPN access.

MasterCard certifies more NFC phones, introduces a new logo

May 4th, 2012

NFC phones developed by HTC, Intel, LG Electronics, Nokia, RIM, Samsung and Sony have all now been certified for contactless payments — and have the right to carry a new ‘MasterCard PayPass Ready’ logo. More

Samsung Galaxy S III expands NFC P2P capabilities with S Beam for faster file transfers

May 4th, 2012

The newly announced successor to Samsung’s best selling Galaxy S II features NFC as standard and includes a new file transfer service that enables users to easily connect together two devices via NFC and automatically transfer large video and other files via WiFi Direct. More

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