A survey of mobile industry executives conducted for Sybase 365 during the Mobile World Congress has found that 81% of respondents believe that NFC will not become a driver of widespread adoption of mobile payments for at least another two to five years and less than 10% think NFC mobile payments will become mainstream within the next year... More
Always Innovating has shown off a reference design for an NFC-enabled plug-in device that transforms any television with an HDMI input into an internet-connected screen... More
The innovative sleep disorder monitoring service is now available to T-Mobile USA subscribers equipped with a Nokia Astound NFC phone. More
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 NFC-enabled smartphones will start shipping “later this month”, Research in Motion has announced... More
More than 140 million people will use mobile payments services of one type or another this year, but Gartner believes mass market adoption of NFC payments is still at least four years away. More
A global survey of executives conducted by KPMG has found that the vast majority believe mobile payments will hit the mainstream within four years and nearly half say they think mass-market acceptance is only two years away. More
Amazon UK has added the BlackBerry Bold 9900 NFC smartphone to its website... More
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: M-Pesa revenues soar • Google Offers trial gets underway • Tyfone expands team • NXP’s partner programme • SVB picks EMV • British consumers ‘not comfortable’ with location-based services • SCM launches plug-in NFC reader • Elephant Talk to unveil NFC mobile wallet platform • and more… More
Amazon could be the next major company to throw its hat into the NFC payments ring, according to a Bloomberg news report... More
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