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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.

    KDDI releases Japan’s first Firefox OS smartphone

    January 5th, 2015

    Japan’s KDDI has launched an LTE smartphone with NFC that runs Mozilla’s Firefox OS, the open mobile platform advocated by the Firefox browser maker. The LG Fx0 offers a 4.7-inch HD screen and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon processor running Firefox OS 2.0, the latest version of Mozilla’s operating system. More

    China Telecom picks Gemalto NFC SIMs

    June 10th, 2014

    Gemalto is among the suppliers selected by China Telecom to supply SIMs to support the rollout of NFC services to its 183 million subscribers. The carrier will be using Gemalto’s UpTeq Multi-Tenant NFC SIMs which come with embedded LTE management software, “enabling China Telecom subscribers to enjoy NFC services with the convenience and speed of mobile broadband”.

    Sony adds wearable, Xperia tablet, phones and accessories with NFC

    February 24th, 2014

    Sony Mobile has launched a smart wristband, two new Xperia smartphones, an Xperia tablet and a range of accessories, all featuring NFC, at MWC 2014. The SWR10 SmartBand is a waterproof wristband that is designed… More

    Alcatel Onetouch launches Pop Fit wearable smartphone with NFC

    February 24th, 2014

    A wearable Android smartphone that weighs just 78g and comes with an armband-style strap and a pair of JBL earphones has been unveiled at MWC 14 by Alcatel Onetouch. The metallic Idol 2, Idol 2S and Idol 2 Mini S with NFC have also been added to the phone maker’s range. More

    Qualcomm announces 4G Snapdragon chipsets with NFC

    December 11th, 2013

    Qualcomm has introduced a 4G LTE chipset that is designed to be used in smartphones costing under US$150 and includes support for NFC. The new Snapdragon 410 chipsets are manufactured using 28nm process technology and… More

    Google Nexus 5 to support NFC host card emulation

    October 31st, 2013

    Google has taken the wraps off its much-anticipated Nexus 5 NFC smartphone. As the first Android 4.4 device, it will also be the first to offer support for Host Card Emulation. The Nexus 5 is… More

    ZTE adds rugged NFC handset

    October 30th, 2013

    Smartphone manufacturer ZTE has announced a durable Android NFC handset designed for use in “challenging environments” such as security, transportation, factories and logistics. The IP67-rated ZTE Gota GH800 runs Android 4.1, has a 4-inch touchscreen and offers 4G LTE connectivity along with a range of features suited to use in the field.

    Nokia unveils Windows tablet with NFC

    October 22nd, 2013

    Nokia has shown off the Lumia 2520, a 10.1-inch Windows 8.1 RT tablet that includes NFC and features 4G LTE and WiFi as well as a 6.7 megapixel camera with a Zeiss lens. More

    Adlink launches B2B NFC phone

    October 9th, 2013

    Taiwan-based technology manufacturer Adlink has released an NFC phone and “industrial mobile handheld device” aimed at automatic identification and data capture applications that includes a 1D laser or 2D camera-based barcode scanner, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1… 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.

    Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 3 with NFC

    September 4th, 2013

    Samsung has unveiled its latest Galaxy smartphone, the Note 3, an NFC-enabled handset with a 5.7-inch full HD Amoled display and 13 megapixel camera which can capture 1080p video at 60 frames per second. A… More

    Acer unveils Liquid S2 NFC smartphone with 4K video

    September 4th, 2013

    Acer has announced the Liquid S2, an Android smartphone with a 6-inch full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz processor and a 13 megapixel camera able to record 4K Ultra HD video. A front-facing 2… More

    Sprint brings Samsung Ativ S Neo to US

    August 20th, 2013

    An updated version of Samsung’s Windows Phone 8 Ativ S, the Ativ S Neo, is now available to Sprint customers in the US. The Ativ S Neo is powered by a dual-core 1.4GHz Krait processor… More

    Motorola unveils customisable Moto X with NFC

    August 2nd, 2013

    Motorola has announced the Moto X, a customisable NFC handset that lets customers choose from more than 2,000 combinations of colour, cover, memory and wallpaper. The 4G LTE Moto X is the Google-owned handset maker’s… More

    Apple NFC rumours return

    July 16th, 2013

    A new round of rumours that the next iPhone will include NFC has begun to appear, as the probable September launch date of what is widely expected to be the iPhone 5S draws near. The… More

    EE to launch mobile wallet with NFC payments in the UK

    July 3rd, 2013

    UK 4G mobile network operator EE has announced it will be launching a new NFC mobile payments service later this month, in partnership with MasterCard. The Cash on Tap service will offer customers the ability… More

    Sony unveils Xperia Z Ultra with NFC and 6.4-inch display

    June 25th, 2013

    Sony has unveiled the Xperia Z Ultra, an ultra slim, waterproof and dust-resistant NFC phone with a whopping 6.4-inch full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 4G LTE. Launching globally from Q3 2013, the… 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

    BlackBerry Q5 to come with NFC option

    May 15th, 2013

    BlackBerry‘s new Q5 smartphone, a cut-down keyboard-equipped handset aimed at emerging markets and announced at the phone maker’s BlackBerry Live developer conference yesterday, will be available in versions with and without support for NFC. The… More

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