News about Lumia.
October 11th, 2016
US bank Chase is to begin supporting Microsoft Wallet “next year” according to a tweet from Chase Support. “Readers should note, however, that Microsoft Wallet only works on some of the newest Lumia devices, including the Lumia 650, 950 and 950 XL,” MSPoweruser reports. The NFC mobile payment service was unveiled in June 2016 with initial support from nine other US banks and financial institutions. PNC added its backing in August.
June 22nd, 2016
Microsoft has introduced an NFC payment feature for users of Windows 10 Mobile devices in the US through its Microsoft Wallet app. The company says the move comes “in response to feedback” from its customers and with…
March 3rd, 2016
Customers of Poland’s Bank Pekao with a Windows 10 Mobile device can now use the bank’s PeoPay host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payment service to make transactions at any contactless terminal. The service is believed…
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 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.
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.
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…
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.
May 14th, 2013
Nokia has unveiled the latest high-end smartphone in its Lumia range, the Lumia 925, an updated version of 2012’s Lumia 920 with a metal finish, 4.5-inch Amoled display and new PureView imaging technology. The aluminium-bodied…
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…
February 27th, 2013
Nokia is demonstrating a new wireless charging phone cradle with NFC at Mobile World Congress 2013. The Nokia CR-200 uses the Qi wireless charging standard to recharge mobile phones placed in the holder without the…
February 25th, 2013
Nokia has unveiled the Nokia Lumia 720 at Mobile World Congress 2013. The Windows Phone 8 device is designed to be an affordable smartphone, “with an estimated starting price of €249 before taxes and subsidies.” It…
December 5th, 2012
Nokia has unveiled the Lumia 620, a handset designed to add “more youthful appeal” to its growing range of Windows Phone 8 devices. The entry level smartphone is set to retail at US$249 when it…
November 22nd, 2012
September 5th, 2012
Both the flagship Nokia Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820 will come with NFC, the handset maker has announced, and NFC functionality will be included in WP8 apps from Vimeo, YouSendIt and the Michelin Guide.