Softbank to test NFC in Japan

HTC Desire

Softbank Mobile has partnered with credit card issuers Credit Saison and Orient Corporation to test NFC on HTC Android smartphones equipped with a SIM+antenna solution and mobile wallet software. More


NFC Forum unveils device certification mark

The NFC Forum Certification Mark

Manufacturers of NFC devices can now submit their products to approved test houses and those that pass the required compliance tests will be able to place the NFC Forum Certification Mark on their hardware and packaging to prove that they conform to NFC standards. More


Google unveils first Android NFC phone — but Nexus S is limited to tag reading only for now

Google Nexus S NFC

The Nexus S, the first Android phone to use the new Gingerbread version of the operating system and its built-in NFC functionality, will hit the shops in the US on 16 December and the UK on 20 December. For now, however, it looks as though the phones will only support tag reading applications — mobile payments capabilities will only be available later.  More


NFC news in brief • 6 Dec 2010

Inside Secure

News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Inside Contactless ships 250m cards, changes name • Visa matches phone and card locations • UK debit cards overtake cash • PayPal rewards best customers • Retailers test mobile POS • Mobile barcode usage up 30% • Which mobile OS where? • and more… More


Alcatel-Lucent to offer turnkey NFC mobile wallet solution

Alcatel-Lucent has signed an agreement to integrate Cassis International‘s Trusted Service Manager (TSM) solution with its Mobile Wallet Service, enabling the company to offer mobile network operators the ability to provide a full range of secure NFC applications to service providers and their customers. More


Patent application hints at Nokia’s business model for NFC

Nokia

A patent application authored by two senior Nokia executives shows how the handset manufacturer could generate revenues from the NFC phones it plans to introduce next year — without needing to get involved in mainstream mobile payments and without mobile network operators needing to invest in NFC SIMs or back office systems. More


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