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ABI reports NFC chip market shares

June 12th, 2013

A total of 168m NFC controller ICs and 144m NFC secure element chips were shipped in 2012, according to ABI Research, and NXP topped the chip supplier list for both. For NFC controller chips, NXP… More

Samsung adds Galaxy S4 Zoom with NFC

June 12th, 2013

A new variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 looks more like a point-and-shoot camera than a smartphone and offers enhanced photographic capabilities along with NFC. “The Galaxy S4 Zoom is the realization of Samsung’s mission… More

Visa to launch NFC payments in the UK this year

June 12th, 2013

Visa Europe is to launch an NFC mobile payments service in the UK by the end of 2013, the payments network has confirmed to NFC World — although the exact launch date and full details… More

Samsung adds rugged Galaxy S4 Active NFC phone

June 5th, 2013

Samsung has launched the Galaxy S4 Active, a rugged dust- and water-proof version of its flagship Galaxy S4 model aimed at “explorers and adventure seekers.” The NFC-enabled S4 Active’s fully sealed design is IP67 rated… More

LTE version of Galaxy S4 Mini to come with NFC

May 30th, 2013

A new compact version of Samsung’s latest flagship handset will come with NFC on LTE models, but the 3G versions destined for some markets will miss out on contactless technology. All variants of the Samsung… More

Samsung puts NFC into hot desks

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… More

Chunghwa launches NFC payments in Taiwan

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… More

Samsung promotes NFC with Robbie Williams taxi cab competition

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… More

Milan airport installs 50,000 NFC tags

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… More

Google Wallet adds phones

May 16th, 2013

Three NFC phones have been added to the list of Google Wallet compatible devices; the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One on Sprint and the Samsung Galaxy Note II on both Sprint and US Cellular.

Samsung adds NFC camera

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.

BMW picks Smart-Tec NFC tags

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… More

Samsung 3D camera gets NFC

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… More

Dortmunder Volksbank launches NFC payments with O2

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… More

Samsung to issue new TecTiles that meet NFC Forum standards

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… More

MasterCard blames carriers for NFC payments delays

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. More

Samsung adds Galaxy Mega 6.3-inch NFC phone

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… More

HTC includes NFC in Facebook phone

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… More

2014 will see 500m NFC devices in use, says ABI

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.” More

Gemalto sees profit in TSM services

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.” More

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