BlackBerry Q5 to come with NFC option

The BlackBerry Q5 will be available in NFC and non-NFC versions

BlackBerry‘s new Q5 smartphone, a cut-down keyboard-equipped handset aimed at emerging markets and announced at the phone maker’s BlackBerry Live developer conference yesterday, will be available in versions with and without support for NFC... More






GlobalPlatform adds NFC SIM certification program

GlobalPlatform technical director Gil Bernabeu

For mobile network operators, the introduction reflects industry agreement on a very complex subject matter, says the secure element standards organisation. “For service providers and issuers it provides reassurances that an application will perform as intended regardless of the mobile device being used.” More


Microsoft demos Windows Phone 8 mobile wallet

Microsoft Windows Phone 8

John Skovron, group program manager for Windows Phone 8, showed off the capabilities of the software giant’s new NFC-enabled wallet at the NFC World Congress last week and explained how the technology could help Microsoft gain mobile phone market share.  More





Windows Phone 8 launch video details Microsoft’s plans for NFC

Joe Belfiore announces Microsoft's mobile wallet at the Windows Phone 8 unveiling

The launch presentation for Windows Phone 8 shows how Microsoft plans to make its NFC mobile wallet more widely accepted than Google’s, provides details of a forthcoming NFC-enabled Chase payments app and highlights a new deals platform and in-app purchasing technology that charges items to the user’s default payment card. More




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