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February 27th, 2015
An LTE-equipped variant of LG‘s new luxury smart watch will offer NFC mobile payment functionality, reports Engadget. The Watch Urbane LTE can also make phone calls and features a bevy of sensors including a gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, atmospheric pressure, heartbeat, and GPS. The watch is due to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress.
September 11th, 2014
Videos of Apple staff demonstrating how Apple Pay will be used to make payments in stores and for in-app purchases have now been made available, providing further details of how the new mobile payments service…
October 9th, 2013
Toshiba has demonstrated a touchscreen kiosk that combines a wireless charging station, NFC reader and fast data transfer technology TransferJet at the Ceatac 2013 tradeshow. The demo showed how consumers could pay and pair via NFC and then download digital content via a TransferJet micro USB dongle attached to their phone, Engadget reports. TransferJet can transfer an hour of video content in a matter of seconds.
October 1st, 2013
Google Japan has unveiled a vending machine that allows consumers to tap to download Android games from the Google Play store via NFC. The units will be located outside the Parco department store in Shibuya,…
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.
June 5th, 2013
Dell has announced a range of updates and upgrades to its consumer and commercial PC portfolio at Computex 2013, including the addition of NFC functionality to its XPS 12 convertible Ultrabook, Engadget reports.
May 7th, 2013
Chinese phone maker BBK’s latest device is to come with NFC functionality — and some NFC tags in the box. The Vivo Xplay is powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 running at 1.7GHz and is…
March 18th, 2013
Lenovo is planning to bring out a range of ThinkPad tablets or Ultrabooks with NFC payments capabilities later this year. “Processing partnerships are still in the works,” Engadget reports.
September 5th, 2012
HP has announced the Envy x2, an ultrathin hybrid laptop PC with NFC functionality that features a detachable screen which enables it to work as both a tablet and a notebook. “Customers no longer have…
August 8th, 2012
August 8th, 2012
May 16th, 2012
HTC is to release an NFC version of its new Desire C mid-range phone. The handset, positioned as an ideal first smartphone, runs Android 4 and features Beats audio. “An NFC variant of this model [allows] users to make payments or access information and offers,” says the company. The Desire C is expected to be available from June and will retail at around £170, according to Engadget.
February 20th, 2012
Japanese electronics maker Fujitsu is to introduce a wide range of smartphones and tablets with both NFC and biometric security capabilities, according to a Financial Times report. The company is an established phone manufacturer in Japan, where…
November 14th, 2011
October 31st, 2011
A Nokia executive has told Engadget that the next version of Windows Phone, codenamed ‘Apollo’, will be a “very different game” to Mango and will launch in mid-2012. Microsoft has already stated that the next version of its mobile OS will include NFC support. The company has since told the gadget blog that the timing suggested by Nokia is “inaccurate”, but did not offer further details.
October 19th, 2011
Android 4.0 includes an NFC peer-to-peer sharing technology called Android Beam and a facial biometric technology called Face Unlock that replaces the need to enter a PIN to unlock a phone.
October 3rd, 2011
Developers say they have come up with a way to add Google Wallet functionality, including a Google Prepaid Card carrying a free US$10 credit, to the original Nexus S NFC phone.
September 27th, 2011
The latest NFC phone rumours and announcements, including: Galaxy S II with NFC launches on AT&T, T-Mobile in the US • Nokia N9 launches in Middle East • Sonim ships first NFC handset • Samsung Wave 578 ‘Quick Tap’ coming to UK soon • Samsung SHV-E120L specs leak.
September 19th, 2011
Google is rumoured to be on the verge of launching its long-awaited NFC-based mobile wallet today.
June 22nd, 2011
HP has a vacancy for an NFC design engineer, indicating an earlier report that the company plans to introduce NFC-enabled mobile phones and tablet computers under the Palm brand name is likely to be accurate….