RIM releases BlackBerry NFC APIs

Support for both tag reading/writing and card emulation applications are included in the BlackBerry Java SDK v7.0, ready for the forthcoming launch of the NFC-enabled BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones. More


NFC news in brief • 30 May 2011

Huawei

News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Identive, NXP sign VAR deal • Huawei planning NFC phones? • Vodacom looks to NFC • NFC domain names on Ebay • US banks debut P2P payments • Samsung smashes Galaxy sales record • US theme park to offer next-gen shopping experience • Rhodes framework adds NFC support • and more… More










Heads up: What to look for in Google’s NFC mobile payments announcement

Google

The internet giant is set to announce its NFC mobile payments strategy at noon on 26 May in New York. Here are the key things to look for to work out if the company’s strategy will succeed — and what it means for the payments industry, the mobile network operators, phone manufacturers, the firm’s competitors and the future of Google’s own advertising business. More




Isis sets out its new NFC strategy

Isis

The NFC joint venture between AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile has fundamentally changed the way it plans to bring NFC to market. But that doesn’t mean Isis is scaling back, the company’s Jaymee Johnson has told NFC World. In fact, he says, “we are pretty drastically accelerating the scope of what we are bringing to market.” More






Visa unveils mobile wallet plans

Visa

Fourteen US and Canadian banks have signed up for the launch later this year of a multi-platform digital wallet that can be used for e-commerce, m-commerce and mobile contactless transactions and includes mobile payment, NFC and coupon capabilities. More



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