News about Tablet and NFC.
June 12th, 2013
Elecom has launched a compact Bluetooth speaker that pairs with smartphones and tablets via NFC. The LBT-MPSPP11 resembles a cut-down soft drink can and measures just 60mm by 50mm. The 3W speaker supports Bluetooth's HFP...
June 11th, 2013
Weve, the mobile advertising and payments joint venture formed last year by UK mobile network operators Vodafone, EE and O2, aims to launch a mass market NFC payments service "by next year", CEO David Sear...
May 27th, 2013
FlockTag, a technology startup working to digitise customer rewards for smaller businesses, has raised US$1m in series A funding for its NFC loyalty card and mobile app service. The Michigan-based startup told NFC World: "The...
May 17th, 2013
The Wafi shopping mall in Dubai is to introduce a new service that allows shoppers to collect and redeem loyalty points with their mobile phone using either NFC or Bluetooth. The service is also expected...
May 3rd, 2013
The Open Standard for Public Transport (OSPT) Alliance has released a set of guidelines for transport operators seeking to develop and deploy NFC mobile ticketing applications. The guidelines detail the requirements and use cases for...
May 2nd, 2013
Momentum is building for Fido, an open security authentication concept that aims to allow users to replace passwords with a range of authentication methods, including NFC and biometrics. Both Google and NXP have now signed up to the project, alongside founder members that include PayPal and Lenovo.
April 29th, 2013
Panasonic has announced a new mid-range 16 megapixel camera with NFC and Wi-Fi functionality. Like the recently announced Lumix DMC-GF6, the Lumix DMC-G6 can be easily paired to a smartphone or tablet via NFC, allowing...
April 23rd, 2013
Autosplice has introduced a range of compact, one piece surface mount contacts which, the company says, are ideally suited for NFC antennas built into smartphones and tablets. "Typical existing antenna clips use multi-piece configurations that...
April 15th, 2013
The winners of this year's Wima NFC competition have been announced — with Think&Go NFC scooping three awards. The NFC retail specialist's Tim Baker picked up awards for Best Retail Solution for NFC Shopping and...
April 10th, 2013
"We have found that the NFC tags are more popular than the QR codes because they are very simple to use," upmarket fashion retailer Vic has told NFC World. "It is definitely something we hope to keep in our store going forward into the future; it is our way of connecting our online and offline worlds."
April 9th, 2013
Panasonic has announced the Lumix DMC-GF6, a 16 megapixel compact camera with WiFi and NFC functionality. The launch follows the introduction of the NFC-enabled ZS30 and TS5 earlier this year. The added connectivity allows snappers...
April 4th, 2013
The new technology combines Android tablet PCs with NFC tags attached to patients' wristbands, medications and nurses' ID badges and is designed to make the administration of medicines easier, safer, faster and more cost-effective, Dr Adam Landman has told NFC World.
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
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.
February 21st, 2013
Oberthur Technologies has announced that its Pearl Secure Element 800k Classic embedded secure element has been certified by MasterCard for Mobile PayPass applications and by Google for Google Wallet. Pearl is already being used in...
February 18th, 2013
ComboPulse "is a drop-in, zero-tuning solution that makes it easy and inexpensive to add NFC functionality into a broad range of mainstream consumer electronic products, including tablets, entry-level mobile phones, personal media players and other smart mobile devices," says the NFC chip specialist.
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".
January 11th, 2013
Koamtac has launched a compact portable Bluetooth barcode scanner designed to be used in conjunction with a smartphone or tablet computer. The KDC350 has a built-in display and keyboard and is available with NFC functionality...
January 10th, 2013
The new Lumix ZS30 and TS5 cameras include both Wi-Fi and NFC "to provide the widest range of remote shooting options, remote viewing and instant sharing on social networks."
January 9th, 2013
Lenovo has launched an 11.6-inch Windows 8 Ultrabook with NFC. The ThinkPad Helix is a multi-use device designed around a "rip and flip" concept that means it can be used with or without its base,...