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    LG smart watch to offer NFC payments

    February 27th, 2015

    An LTE-equipped variant of LG‘s new luxury smart watch will offer NFC mobile payment functionality, reports Engadget. The Watch Urbane LTE can also make phone calls and features a bevy of sensors including a gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, atmospheric pressure, heartbeat, and GPS. The watch is due to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress.

    Video demos show how Apple Pay users will make a payment with the iPhone 6

    September 11th, 2014

    Videos of Apple staff demonstrating how Apple Pay will be used to make payments in stores and for in-app purchases have now been made available, providing further details of how the new mobile payments service… More

    Toshiba shows TransferJet kiosk

    October 9th, 2013

    Toshiba has demonstrated a touchscreen kiosk that combines a wireless charging station, NFC reader and fast data transfer technology TransferJet at the Ceatac 2013 tradeshow. The demo showed how consumers could pay and pair via NFC and then download digital content via a TransferJet micro USB dongle attached to their phone, Engadget reports. TransferJet can transfer an hour of video content in a matter of seconds.

    Google Play gets NFC vending machines in Japan

    October 1st, 2013

    Google Japan has unveiled a vending machine that allows consumers to tap to download Android games from the Google Play store via NFC. The units will be located outside the Parco department store in Shibuya,… More

    LG NFC phone could be Nexus 5

    September 6th, 2013

    An LG smartphone which commentators suspect could be the next Google Nexus handset has been spotted passing through FCC approval, reports Engadget. The device looks set to offer NFC, Qi wireless charging, 4G LTE and clues in the documentation point to it running “KitKat”, the next version of Android.

    Dell adds NFC to XPS 12 laptop

    June 5th, 2013

    Dell has announced a range of updates and upgrades to its consumer and commercial PC portfolio at Computex 2013, including the addition of NFC functionality to its XPS 12 convertible Ultrabook, Engadget reports.

    Vivo Xplay to come with NFC

    May 7th, 2013

    Chinese phone maker BBK’s latest device is to come with NFC functionality — and some NFC tags in the box. The Vivo Xplay is powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 running at 1.7GHz and is… More

    ThinkPads to get NFC payments

    March 18th, 2013

    Lenovo is planning to bring out a range of ThinkPad tablets or Ultrabooks with NFC payments capabilities later this year. “Processing partnerships are still in the works,” Engadget reports.

    HP unveils hybrid PC with NFC

    September 5th, 2012

    HP has announced the Envy x2, an ultrathin hybrid laptop PC with NFC functionality that features a detachable screen which enables it to work as both a tablet and a notebook. “Customers no longer have… More

    Asus preps two Win8 NFC tablets

    August 8th, 2012

    Tech publication Engadget has spotted that Asus has submitted two tablets running Windows 8 and featuring NFC for FCC approval. The devices are the TF600T (believed to be the previously reported Tablet 600) and the Tablet 810.

    Pantech P9090 NFC spotted

    August 8th, 2012

    A new Android 4.0 NFC phone from Korean manufacturer Pantech, the P9090 Magnus, could hit the US market later this year, Technology and Gadgets reports. The quad band LTE device has just passed through FCC certification and is likely to appear on AT&T’s network, adds Engadget.

    HTC Desire C gets NFC

    May 16th, 2012

    HTC is to release an NFC version of its new Desire C mid-range phone. The handset, positioned as an ideal first smartphone, runs Android 4 and features Beats audio. “An NFC variant of this model [allows] users to make payments or access information and offers,” says the company. The Desire C is expected to be available from June and will retail at around £170, according to Engadget.

    Fujitsu to launch phones and tablets featuring NFC and biometric security

    February 20th, 2012

    Japanese electronics maker Fujitsu is to introduce a wide range of smartphones and tablets with both NFC and biometric security capabilities, according to a Financial Times report. The company is an established phone manufacturer in Japan, where… More

    Motorola Droid Razr to offer NFC?

    November 14th, 2011

    A teardown of the new Motorola Droid Razr conducted for Engadget has discovered that the smartphone includes an NXP PN544 NFC controller chip. Engadget notes, however, that “the Linux driver is present, but hardware appears to be missing or misconfigured.”

    Windows Phone ‘Apollo’ in 2012?

    October 31st, 2011

    A Nokia executive has told Engadget that the next version of Windows Phone, codenamed ‘Apollo’, will be a “very different game” to Mango and will launch in mid-2012. Microsoft has already stated that the next version of its mobile OS will include NFC support. The company has since told the gadget blog that the timing suggested by Nokia is “inaccurate”, but did not offer further details.

    Android Ice Cream Sandwich adds NFC P2P and biometric security

    October 19th, 2011

    Android 4.0 includes an NFC peer-to-peer sharing technology called Android Beam and a facial biometric technology called Face Unlock that replaces the need to enter a PIN to unlock a phone. More

    Updated: XDA devs add Google Wallet to original Nexus S?

    October 3rd, 2011

    Developers say they have come up with a way to add Google Wallet functionality, including a Google Prepaid Card carrying a free US$10 credit, to the original Nexus S NFC phone. More

    Latest NFC phone news and rumours • 27 Sept 2011

    September 27th, 2011

    The latest NFC phone rumours and announcements, including: Galaxy S II with NFC launches on AT&T, T-Mobile in the US • Nokia N9 launches in Middle East • Sonim ships first NFC handset • Samsung Wave 578 ‘Quick Tap’ coming to UK soon • Samsung SHV-E120L specs leak.  More

    Google Wallet could launch today

    September 19th, 2011

    Google is rumoured to be on the verge of launching its long-awaited NFC-based mobile wallet today. More

    HP seeks NFC design engineer

    June 22nd, 2011

    HP has a vacancy for an NFC design engineer, indicating an earlier report that the company plans to introduce NFC-enabled mobile phones and tablet computers under the Palm brand name is likely to be accurate…. More

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