News stories featuring Sony and NFC:
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...
June 10th, 2013
Attendees at the Indaba 2013 travel show in South Africa used Poken's NFC social networking platform more than 60,000 times a day to digitally exchange documents and share business cards, the NFC connectivity specialist reports....
June 5th, 2013
Two new flagship Ultrabook PCs from Sony will include NFC. At 870g and 1.06kg respectively, the company says the Vaio Pro 11 and Vaio Pro 13 are the lightest touchscreen Ultrabooks in the world. The...
June 5th, 2013
A low-end Android smartphone with NFC will join Sony's Xperia line-up in the third quarter of 2013. The company is pushing the NFC functionality of the device, and describes the Xperia M as "the new...
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 14th, 2013
Sony has launched a fully waterproof Android NFC phone that allows photos and HD video to be captured underwater. The Sony Xperia ZR boasts a 4.6-inch 720p HD display, a 13 megapixel camera, Snapdragon S4...
May 14th, 2013
Sony has unveiled a new NFC-enabled stereo Bluetooth headset designed to work with its Xperia smartphones. The wireless Sony SBH50 comes with a smart remote that includes an Oled screen to display text messages and...
May 7th, 2013
Sony has announced a new range of Windows 8 laptops that come with NFC. Vaio Fit laptops are available with 14-inch and 15-inch screens and will start at US$649 when they ship later this month.
April 29th, 2013
Sony is set to launch a new range of soundbars complete with NFC for easy pairing, reports Pocket-Lint. The soundbars will also come with HDMI connectivity and are expected to be available from later this...
April 10th, 2013
Sony is to release two NFC compatible micro hi-fi systems in Europe in May 2013. The CMT-BT80WB and CMT-BT60B can be paired with smartphones and tablets using NFC to stream music via Bluetooth. The BT80WB...
April 3rd, 2013
Identive has launched a Japanese version of its online NFC tag store. "In addition to an array of tags in the globally accepted NFC Forum Types 1, 2 and 4, for the Japanese market Identive...
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 18th, 2013
Sony Mobile has announced two additions to its Xperia smartphone line up, the Xperia SP and the Xperia L. Both are mid-range mobile phones that include NFC and will be available globally in Q2 2013....
March 7th, 2013
"Active Boost technology from AMS changes the game because it enables NFC to become a 'plug and play' function for any device with a microSD, SD or SIM card slot," says AMS' Mark Dickson.
February 27th, 2013
Sony is demonstrating a media centre that includes NFC functionality at Mobile World Congress 2013. The Personal Content Station PCS LLS-201 enables media to be transferred from a phone to the device with one touch...
February 26th, 2013
Hotel room key provider VingCard Elsafe, in conjunction with other Assa Abloy group companies, has provided an NFC solution enabling Mobile World Congress 2013 event staff to use their Sony Xperia T NFC phones to...
February 18th, 2013
3,500 delegates attending this year's Mobile World Congress will be offered a Sony NFC phone they can use to make payments across the Fira Gran Via venue, at 16,000 Barcelona merchants and in 700 taxis equipped to accept NFC payments.
February 11th, 2013
The January/February issue of the monthly trends bulletin from the NFC World team's business intelligence service examines the impact on the mobile wallet market of the new Facebook Card, the arrival of NFC in the home and the latest mobile wallet business developments from around the world.
January 25th, 2013
"By helping us focus our efforts and expertise on the specific needs of key market sectors, the SIGs will enable the NFC Forum to facilitate and accelerate the delivery of exciting new NFC solutions to consumers," says Forum chairman Koichi Tagawa.
January 22nd, 2013
Sony Mobile Japan has announced a 10.1-inch Android tablet that features a 1.5GHz quad core processor and support for LTE as well as NFC. The Xperia Tablet Z will begin shipping in Japan "this spring".
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