News stories featuring Nokia:
November 3rd, 2016
Nokia and Finnish telecommunications company Sonera have successfully completed a trial using NB-IoT (Narrowband Internet of Things) technology over a commercial 4G mobile network. Information on temperature, humidity and air pressure was shared over Sonera’s 4G network in Helsinki, while a roaming device was also connected. In what is described as a “world first demonstration”, the trial showed how NB-IoT technology — which can enable billions of IoT devices to be connected — could allow companies to track mobile assets.
August 3rd, 2015
Nokia has sold its mapping and location intelligence service Here to a consortium of automotive companies including Audi, BMW and Daimler. “The transaction values Here at an enterprise value of €2.8bn,” Nokia says. Here launched the Open Mobile Ticketing Alliance (OMTA) to develop a global standard for NFC ticketing services last month.
July 16th, 2015
An alliance has been launched which aims to develop a global standard for people to buy public transport tickets in cities around the world on their mobile devices, using a single application, and verify the…
November 25th, 2014
Nokia’s mapping and location intelligence service Here has formed the Open Mobile Ticketing Alliance (OMTA) with the aim of boosting adoption of NFC by ticketing and transit services across the world. “What we’re trying to do at Here is reduce the friction in the system and make it easier for people to find what they’re looking for,” says Here’s Peter Skillman. “It’s about creating that seamless journey that best fits your needs.”
April 4th, 2014
Nokia has added the Lumia 930 to its range of Windows Phone handsets. The new device features a 5-inch full HD display, 20MP pureview camera, surround sound recording and built-in wireless charging, as well as NFC.
February 27th, 2014
Bangalore-based NFC payments provider iKaaz is taking its technology to Nigeria, in partnership with First City Monument Bank. The company, founded by former Nokia Money employees, offers an mPOS device, mobile wallet and NFC stickers that are tied to the customer’s bank account. SMS-based payments are also supported.
February 19th, 2014
Nokia has introduced bright plastic tags that can be attached to a Lumia smartphone owner’s keys, bag, wallet and other valuables and emit “a loud tone” when they become separated from the phone. Additionally, an app can pinpoint the last place up to four paired Treasure Tags were “seen” on a map. The 30mm by 30mm by 10mm tags cost US$29.90 each, have a six month battery life and can be paired with a smartphone via either NFC or Bluetooth LE.
December 4th, 2013
Nokia and NFC marketing specialist Wooshping have teamed up to put 1,500 NFC-enabled advent calendars in mobile phone stores across the UK. The ‘appvent’ calendars offer a different app, as well as the traditional chocolate treat, each day in the run up to Christmas.
November 13th, 2013
UK-based Wooshping has provided 22,000 NFC-enabled wristbands to retail store staff at Nokia stockists across the UK. Exclusive music playlists and a short survey can be accessed when tapping a Lumia phone to the wristbands,…
November 4th, 2013
British Airways has begun testing a reusable digital luggage tag that contains an e-ink display and can be updated via NFC with new flight information each time a passenger travels. Nokia Lumia handsets are being used by Microsoft employees during the one month trial at Heathrow Terminal 5. All smartphones will be supported when the service goes live, BA says.
October 22nd, 2013
Nokia has shown off the Lumia 2520, a 10.1-inch Windows 8.1 RT tablet that includes NFC and features 4G LTE and WiFi as well as a 6.7 megapixel camera with a Zeiss lens.
October 22nd, 2013
Nokia has unveiled the Lumia 1520, a Windows Phone 8 ‘phablet’ with NFC and a 6-inch Full HD display that makes it possible to view a third column of tiles on the start screen. The…
October 9th, 2013
Nokia Music and UK-based NFC specialist Wooshping have teamed up to offer exclusive music playlists via NFC posters and stickers to gig goers at New York’s Webster Hall.
August 1st, 2013
The number of NFC phones shipped will increase 156% in 2013 to a total of 400m devices globally, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics. This means that one third of the smartphones sold…
July 30th, 2013
Nokia is readying the Treasure Tag, a proximity sensor accessory for Lumia handsets that uses a combination of NFC and Bluetooth to track personal items, reports The Verge. NFC is used to pair the accessory…
July 29th, 2013
Creative design studio O’Dea has developed a series of upmarket wireless induction charging pads that include embedded NFC tags. Both the US$449 black cherry wood and felt Cherry Charger and the US$549 concrete and cork…
July 24th, 2013
Cinemagoers in the Australian regions of Victoria and New South Wales won free gifts for interacting through NFC thanks to a promotion run by Nokia and NFC platform provider Tapit. Visitors were encouraged to tap NFC enabled Nokia handsets to NFC lanyards worn by theatre staff for a chance to win, resulting in 1,535 interactions over 96 hours and delivering 242 prizes, says Tapit.
July 11th, 2013
The Nokia Lumia 1020, the Finnish phone maker’s latest NFC handset, boasts the largest image sensor in a smartphone with a 41 megapixel PureView camera. Unveiled today at Nokia’s Zoom Reinvented event in New York,…
June 18th, 2013
Nokia Lumia owners with an NFC-equipped handset can exchange contact details with other Lumia owners using NFC following the release of Nokia Chat 1.1 beta. Nokia has also expanded the availability of cross-platform messenger app to consumers in Hong Kong, Macau, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
June 13th, 2013
UK-based Wooshping has shown how bands can use NFC tags to allow fans to add their music to Spotify playlists, so just tapping a smart poster can start a track playing. The system takes advantage…
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