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    IBM launches two-factor authentication for NFC devices

    October 21st, 2013

    Computer giant IBM has added a two factor authentication solution to its IBM Worklight mobile app platform, providing “an extra layer of security when using an NFC-enabled device and a contactless smart card to conduct… More

    Famoco begins shipping B2B NFC device

    October 8th, 2013

    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

    Brother picks Broadcom for NFC

    July 17th, 2013

    A new range of Brother multi-function printers will use Broadcom’s BCM20792 NFC controller for one tap printing from mobile devices. The MFC-J870DW and MFC-J875DW printers are compatible with NFC devices running Android 4.0+ and will also utilise Broadcom’s BCM43362 WLAN chip for WiFi connectivity.

    Vertu launches luxury Android NFC phone

    February 19th, 2013

    Each Vertu Ti is handmade in England by a single craftsman, has a titanium body with leather, alligator skin or red gold trim, and costs from US$9,600. More

    Motorola Razr i launches with Intel chip and NFC

    September 18th, 2012

    A new NFC phone from Motorola is a variant of the Droid Razr M, announced earlier this month, with an Intel processor at its heart instead of the M’s dual core Snapdragon S4. The Motorola… More

    LG Optimus G ships next week

    September 18th, 2012

    LG’s flagship Optimus G smartphone is to start shipping in Korea next week and will arrive in “key global markets” from October, says the company. The NFC-enabled handset runs Android 4.0 and sports a quad core Snapdragon… More

    Spotify adds NFC

    September 6th, 2012

    Music streaming service Spotify has added NFC support to the latest version of its Android app, allowing users to share music via NFC on devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above.

    Motorola adds three Droid Razr phones with NFC

    September 5th, 2012

    The Droid Razr M, Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD will be exclusive to Verizon in the US and developer editions will also be available. More

    Sprint adds Motorola LTE phone with NFC and Qwerty keyboard

    August 16th, 2012

    US mobile network operator Sprint has begun taking orders for a new Motorola phone that features NFC, LTE and a slide-out Qwerty keyboard. The Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE has a 4.3-inch display and runs… More

    Turkcell adds MaxiPro5 NFC smartphone

    August 8th, 2012

    Turkish mobile network operator Turkcell has added the MaxiPro5 to its line up of NFC phones. The smartphone runs Android 4.0, features a 4-inch touchscreen, a 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor and includes “Ýþim/Özelim” (My Job/My Privacy), an application… More

    CommBank unveils Android POS platform

    July 17th, 2012

    The Australian bank has followed its Kaching mobile payments service with the launch of a point-of-sale application development platform that works with an Android-based POS terminal as well as an add-on for Apple iPhones and iPods and is designed to allow developers to add new types of features for merchants via mobile phone-style apps. More

    Turkcell launches NFC home shopping service

    July 16th, 2012

    The Turkish carrier’s new MaxiPlus5 NFC phone ships with a fridge magnet customers can use to place online orders with a variety of partner merchants. More

    Hands on with the Visa Olympics NFC phone

    July 12th, 2012

    1,000 Samsung Galaxy S III NFC phones equipped with a Visa mobile payments app are being distributed to “key stakeholders and decision makers” for the London 2012 Olympics, where all points of sale will be equipped to handle contactless payments — and NFC World has been testing out one of the limited edition devices. More

    Tablet PC offers NFC payments module

    May 23rd, 2012

    A new rugged tablet PC comes with an optional mobile payment module that can be used to process NFC transactions. Data Ltd Inc’s DLI 9000 is based on standard PC architecture and can run Windows… More

    KDDI unveils world’s first NFC and Felica phone

    May 16th, 2012

    Japanese mobile operator KDDI will offer the world’s first phone with both NFC and Felica support from this summer. The Sharp Aquos Phone Serie will support Japan’s widely-used Felica contactless payment system as well as the… More

    HTC Desire C gets NFC

    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.

    India gets first Intel NFC phone

    April 19th, 2012

    Indian handset manufacturer Lava has launched the first Intel-powered NFC smartphone. The Xolo X900, available in India for around R22,000 (US$422) from 23 April, has a 4.03-inch touchscreen and ships with Android 2.3 with an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich promised later.

    Olivetti preps NFC tablets

    April 3rd, 2012

    Italian computer manufacturer Olivetti looks set to release two Android 4.0 tablets, both sporting NFC. The OliPad Tegra 3 will have a 10-inch screen and an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor while the 8-inch OliPad Graphos will feature a fingerprint scanner and a Wacom digitizer for stylus support, according to Notebook Italia.

    ZTE debuts Touch and Share technology

    March 13th, 2012

    The Chinese handset maker, which has a growing range of NFC phones, has introduced its own solution for automating Bluetooth and WiFi network set-up via NFC. More

    NFC Quick Actions app clocks up 3,000 downloads

    March 13th, 2012

    NFC application NFC Quick Actions has now been downloaded from Android Market more than 3,000 times, developer Fernando Cejas has told NFC World. The app allows users to simply and quickly write customisable actions to… More

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