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    Nokia in ‘world-first’ NB-IoT trial over 4G network

    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.

    Sensitive drugs at Polish hospital kept safe using NFC temperature data tags

    November 2nd, 2016

    A Polish hospital is using isothermal boxes fitted with NFC data loggers provided by French-Polish startup firm Blulog to measure and record the temperature of vital drugs as they are transported between laboratories and medical… More

    Total Produce pushes fruit and veg with NFC in supermarkets

    April 15th, 2014

    International fresh produce distributor Total Produce is to provide consumers with access to videos, recipes, interactive games and content about the benefits of a healthy, balanced diet via NFC tag and QR code-equipped SmartStands located… More

    Gionee adds Elife E7 NFC phone

    January 17th, 2014

    The Indian arm of Chinese phone maker Gionee Smartphones has launched a flagship handset with NFC. The Elife E7 includes 16 megapixel rear and 8 megapixel front facing cameras, a 5.5-inch Full HD display and runs Gionee’s Android 4.2 Jelly Bean-based Amigo 2.0 OS. 3G and 4G options are available.

    Qualcomm announces 4G Snapdragon chipsets with NFC

    December 11th, 2013

    Qualcomm has introduced a 4G LTE chipset that is designed to be used in smartphones costing under US$150 and includes support for NFC. The new Snapdragon 410 chipsets are manufactured using 28nm process technology and… More

    Cityzi hits 4m phones

    September 12th, 2013

    More than four million mobile phone users in France now have a Cityzi compatible NFC handset, French NFC trade association AFSCM reports, an increase of 500,000 since July 2013. “With the advent of 4G, we expect a further acceleration in the rate of adoption for NFC equipment,” says CEO Thibault Dreuille.

    LG NFC phone could be Nexus 5

    September 6th, 2013

    An LG smartphone which commentators suspect could be the next Google Nexus handset has been spotted passing through FCC approval, reports Engadget. The device looks set to offer NFC, Qi wireless charging, 4G LTE and clues in the documentation point to it running “KitKat”, the next version of Android.

    Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 3 with NFC

    September 4th, 2013

    Samsung has unveiled its latest Galaxy smartphone, the Note 3, an NFC-enabled handset with a 5.7-inch full HD Amoled display and 13 megapixel camera which can capture 1080p video at 60 frames per second. A… More

    Acer unveils Liquid S2 NFC smartphone with 4K video

    September 4th, 2013

    Acer has announced the Liquid S2, an Android smartphone with a 6-inch full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz processor and a 13 megapixel camera able to record 4K Ultra HD video. A front-facing 2… More

    Sprint brings Samsung Ativ S Neo to US

    August 20th, 2013

    An updated version of Samsung’s Windows Phone 8 Ativ S, the Ativ S Neo, is now available to Sprint customers in the US. The Ativ S Neo is powered by a dual-core 1.4GHz Krait processor… More

    Motorola unveils customisable Moto X with NFC

    August 2nd, 2013

    Motorola has announced the Moto X, a customisable NFC handset that lets customers choose from more than 2,000 combinations of colour, cover, memory and wallpaper. The 4G LTE Moto X is the Google-owned handset maker’s… More

    Apple NFC rumours return

    July 16th, 2013

    A new round of rumours that the next iPhone will include NFC has begun to appear, as the probable September launch date of what is widely expected to be the iPhone 5S draws near. The… More

    EE to launch mobile wallet with NFC payments in the UK

    July 3rd, 2013

    UK 4G mobile network operator EE has announced it will be launching a new NFC mobile payments service later this month, in partnership with MasterCard. The Cash on Tap service will offer customers the ability… More

    Sony unveils Xperia Z Ultra with NFC and 6.4-inch display

    June 25th, 2013

    Sony has unveiled the Xperia Z Ultra, an ultra slim, waterproof and dust-resistant NFC phone with a whopping 6.4-inch full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 4G LTE. Launching globally from Q3 2013, the… More

    EmoPulse seeks funding for NFC smartphone watch

    June 12th, 2013

    A US startup with ambitious plans to build “the world’s first smartphone you can wear like a bracelet” is seeking investment on crowdfunding site Indiegogo. EmoPulse’s Smile smartphone watch prototype includes support for NFC payments,… More

    LTE version of Galaxy S4 Mini to come with NFC

    May 30th, 2013

    A new compact version of Samsung’s latest flagship handset will come with NFC on LTE models, but the 3G versions destined for some markets will miss out on contactless technology. All variants of the Samsung… More

    Nokia announces Lumia 928 with NFC and PureView camera

    May 13th, 2013

    Nokia has announced its latest Windows Phone 8 NFC smartphone, the 4G LTE Lumia 928, featuring an 8.7 megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss wide angle lens. The flagship Lumia 928 comes with a 4.5-inch… More

    Casio picks STMicro for rugged NFC smartphone

    April 22nd, 2013

    The 4G LTE G’zOne CA-201L is waterproof, shockproof and dustproof, says Casio, and can be used for mobile payments applications as well as NFC read/write functions. More

    Huawei unveils Ascend P2 NFC phone

    February 24th, 2013

    Huawei has unveiled a 4G LTE smartphone with NFC that it describes as the “world’s fastest”. The Ascend P2 features a 1.5GHz quad core processor, a 4.7-inch 720p screen and, says Huawei, provides “an ultrafast… More

    UK media agencies: NFC, HTML5 and mobile privacy are key challenges

    February 5th, 2013

    NFC is one of three emerging technologies that most excite Britain’s media agencies, along with augmented reality and 4G, a new IAB UK Agency Snap Shot study has found. The study also found, however, that NFC… More

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