PARTNER NEWS: Mobile chipset giant MediaTek has integrated STMicroelectronics’ NFC technology into its mobile platforms, creating “a complete solution for handset developers to design next-generation smartphones capable of supporting tightly integrated NFC mobile services”... More
The WiFi Alliance has updated its WiFi Protected Setup certification program to include tap-to-connect functionality via NFC... More
Lisbon-based contactless ticketing provider Card4B is to offer Famoco’s FX 100 Android NFC tablet to public transportation operators for ticket validation applications on board buses and other services and, later, for topping up travel passes in retail outlets. More
Malta-based mobile device maker Cetrix has launched two smartphones and two tablets equipped with NFC, with minimum order quantities of between 100 and 3,000 units... More
Indian phone maker iBerry has launched the Auxus Nuclea N2, an NFC-enabled dual-SIM Android 4.2 Jelly Bean smartphone running on a 1.7GHz eight-core MediaTek processor... More
Mobile device supplier BWC is now offering a rugged 7-inch tablet that comes with NFC... More
Technology startup Famoco has begun shipping the FX 100, a US$200 Android device that runs a custom version of Android 4.0, enabling settings to be locked by system administrators so that it can only be used for pre-authorized functions. More
Russian mobile network operator MTS has teamed with MasterCard to launch a co-branded smartphone that can make NFC payments at MasterCard PayPass contactless terminals... More
“A possible usage scenario could be a dual SIM plus one microSD card configuration in one device,” the Taiwan-based chip maker says. “It’s a great way to empower ecosystem players to launch their NFC services right away by enabling more flexible business models.” More
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