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    Samsung’s NFC smart suit to hit IFA 2015 catwalk

    September 3rd, 2015

    Samsung’s fashion division is to showcase a smart suit equipped with an NFC chip in its sleeve at IFA 2015 in Berlin, Germany. The item from Samsung C&T Fashion Group will be one of four on show over the next week as the company unveils its platform brand for wearables which aims to integrate fashion design and technology. More

    Samsung unveils Gear S2 with NFC

    September 1st, 2015

    Samsung has unveiled the Samsung Gear S2, its latest smartwatch which includes NFC for payments. “Samsung is working to expand the usability of wearables,” the company says, “including smart car keys, residential room keys and remote controls to manage a connected home.” The Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic will be showcased at Tempodrum, Berlin this week.

    German carriers and retailers promote NFC mobile payments in Berlin

    April 17th, 2015

    The largest NFC mobile payment initiative in Germany to date has launched in the capital Berlin, as the country’s three mobile network operators, Vodafone Germany, Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica, team up with six major retail… More

    TapCheck to launch NFC medical devices

    August 13th, 2013

    A range of NFC-enabled healthcare and wellness devices developed by Hong Kong-based Plus Prevention are to be unveiled at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin on 6 September. The TapCheck range includes blood… More

    T-Mobile to add NFC in Austria

    September 5th, 2012

    T-Mobile is to introduce NFC services in Austria from 2013, outgoing CEO Robert Chvátal has revealed at the IFA show in Berlin, Der Standard reports.

    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

    Sony unveils NFC-enabled Xperia phones, Vaio PCs and more

    August 29th, 2012

    “Sony is putting NFC at the heart of content sharing,” says the electronics giant as it announces six new products featuring NFC capabilities, including two new smartphones, Vaio touchscreen and Ultrabook PCs, a premium headset and a portable speaker unit. More

    Asus unveils Win8 NFC tablets

    August 29th, 2012

    Asus has announced two Windows 8 tablets at the IFA 2012 tradeshow in Berlin. Both the Vivo Tab and the Vivo Tab RT feature a high-resolution multi-touch 11.6-inch display, a detachable Qwerty keyboard dock and NFC, “enabling the device to easily sync with other NFC-enabled devices”.

    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

    Deutsche Telekom unveils mobile payments plans

    July 3rd, 2012

    “We want to build a comprehensive ecosystem around mobile payment, helping Telekom to realise its strategy of being the first choice for customers regarding connected life and work,” says the T-Mobile operator as it signs a partnership deal with MasterCard and outlines four “strategic pillars” for its move into financial services. More

    Deutsche Bahn to roll out Touch&Travel across Germany

    August 25th, 2011

    The service allows travellers to check in and out of rail stations using NFC or by scanning 2D barcodes, then the fare due is calculated by Deutsche Bahn and a bill for all journeys made is sent at the end of each month.  More