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    Tatra Banka launches NFC payments in Slovakia with Orange and O2

    August 16th, 2013

    Orange Slovakia and O2 subscribers who also have an account with Tatra Banka can now make NFC payments at contactless terminals across the country. To use the service, customers need an NFC SIM card, available… More

    Orange launches NFC in Poland

    October 16th, 2012

    The carrier has partnered with mBank and MasterCard for the national launch of Orange Cash, a commercial NFC service that is available on nine different mobile phone models. More

    A1 tests NFC access control

    September 12th, 2012

    Austrian mobile network operator A1 reports that it has successfully tested a new NFC access control service called Airkey, developed by door lock maker Evva, IT specialist Rise and the Vienna University of Technology. 40 participants used Sony Xperia S smartphones for the pilot. A1 already operates an NFC payments service called A1 Paybox, which it is testing with McDonald’s.

    National NFC service to go live in Singapore this month

    August 7th, 2012

    Mobile network operator StarHub, part of the consortium which won a government contract to provide a national NFC TSM service for Singapore last year, has unveiled its NFC SmartWallet and says the service will begin “later this month”. More

    MasterCard certifies more NFC phones, introduces a new logo

    May 4th, 2012

    NFC phones developed by HTC, Intel, LG Electronics, Nokia, RIM, Samsung and Sony have all now been certified for contactless payments — and have the right to carry a new ‘MasterCard PayPass Ready’ logo. More

    McDonald’s to test cloud-based NFC payments in Austria

    April 24th, 2012

    The fast food giant has signed up to pilot test a new cloud-based NFC payments service developed by Austrian mobile network operator A1 and Paybox Bank. Supermarket chain Merkur will also participate in the trial. More

    Sony announces Xperia Sola with NFC

    March 13th, 2012

    The latest addition to Sony’s growing range of Android NFC phones features new ‘floating touch’ technology that allows users to interact with the device without needing to physically touch the screen. More

    Sony starts shipping Xperia S

    February 26th, 2012

    Sony has begun shipping worldwide its first NFC phone, the Xperia S, which was announced last month. The first phones are available this week from the Sony Style store in Barcelona.

    Sony unveils Xperia NFC phones and tags

    January 11th, 2012

    Sony has announced two Xperia NFC smartphones, the Xperia Ion which is exclusive to AT&T in the US and the Xperia S which will be available worldwide this quarter, as well as read-only NFC Xperia SmartTags. More