Milan to get NFC ticketing system

Telecom Italia and ATM

Telecom Italia and ATM, operator of Milan’s public transport network, have announced plans to run a six month NFC ticketing trial from 11 April with a view to introducing a commercial service by the end of 2011. More

Nokia Astound to come with NFC

Buyers of the Nokia Astound smartphone, a T-Mobile USA version of the Nokia C7 that has been unveiled this week at the CTIA Wireless show, will be able to access the phone’s in-built NFC capabilities from day one, Nokia has told NFC World. More

Verifone sets out its NFC strategy


With everyone from Apple, Google and PayPal to mobile operators, coupon issuers and social networks set to need access to contactless POS terminals to bring their NFC plans to market, Verifone’s Paul Rasori tells NFC World how these new players could gain access to merchants’ points-of-sale — and who should foot the bill. More

Google adds Nexus S 4G with NFC

A 4G version of the Nexus S has been launched by Google today. Like the original Nexus S launched in December, the Nexus S 4G runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, includes near field communication functionality and was co-developed by Google and Samsung. The device is currently, however, only available to customers of US mobile network operator Sprint. More

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