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    Mercedes shows NFC keys in Detroit

    January 12th, 2016

    Mercedes is showing its new E-Class cars with NFC entry for the first time at the Detroit Motor Show this week. “The drive authorisation system uses NFC and allows the driver’s smartphone to be used as a vehicle key,” the luxury car maker says. The E-Class also allows a phone to be paired with the car’s entertainment system via NFC by placing it on a Qi wireless charging pad built into the centre console. The new E-Class is expected to be available from the second quarter of 2016.

    NXP demos Qi with NFC

    February 27th, 2014

    NXP is demonstrating two reference designs that combine Qi wireless charging and NFC functionality at MWC 14. “The next generation of Qi wireless charging pads with NFC will enable users to stream music to their Bluetooth speakers and deliver useful content to their mobile devices as they are charging — all the while economizing on overall power consumption,” says NXP’s Rick Dumont.

    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

    Nokia launches Lumia 1520 NFC phone

    October 22nd, 2013

    Nokia has unveiled the Lumia 1520, a Windows Phone 8 ‘phablet’ with NFC and a 6-inch Full HD display that makes it possible to view a third column of tiles on the start screen. The… 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.

    O’Dea offers designer wireless charging stations with NFC

    July 29th, 2013

    Creative design studio O’Dea has developed a series of upmarket wireless induction charging pads that include embedded NFC tags. Both the US$449 black cherry wood and felt Cherry Charger and the US$549 concrete and cork… More

    Nokia shows wireless charging car cradle with NFC

    February 27th, 2013

    Nokia is demonstrating a new wireless charging phone cradle with NFC at Mobile World Congress 2013. The Nokia CR-200 uses the Qi wireless charging standard to recharge mobile phones placed in the holder without the… More

    iLuv adds NFC speakers

    January 9th, 2013

    Mobile accessories maker iLuv has unveiled three new speakers that feature NFC: the MobiRock speaker dock which also includes Qi wireless charging, the MobiAria speaker plus charging port and the Syren portable speaker.

    Nokia unveils Windows Phone 8 devices with NFC

    September 5th, 2012

    Both the flagship Nokia Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820 will come with NFC, the handset maker has announced, and NFC functionality will be included in WP8 apps from Vimeo, YouSendIt and the Michelin Guide. More

    Suppliers team up on NFC for cars

    September 5th, 2012

    NFC software stack specialist Stollmann, automotive infotainment specialist Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions (PLDS) and in-vehicle mobile communications specialist Funkwerk Dabendorf are to work together to integrate mobile phones with car information systems via NFC…. More