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


Assa Abloy launches Seos mobile keys

Assa Abloy's Seos mobile key

The access control giant — owner of HID Global, Yale, Vingcard Elsafe and more — has unveiled a new platform that allows NFC phones to be used to replace mechanical keys and access cards in homes, hotels, offices, hospitals, universities and commercial buildings. More



CommBank unveils Android POS platform

Commbank Albert

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







Nokia updates QT SDK

An online update for Qt SDK 1.1.3 is available from today which, the phone maker says, takes Nokia’s developer offering a significant step forward and “features a new version of Qt Mobility 1.2, which comes with tremendous enhancements compared to our previous Qt Mobility 1.2 beta version.” A free to attend webinar on Getting Started with NFC on Qt is to be held on 11 October... More





RIM releases BlackBerry NFC APIs

Support for both tag reading/writing and card emulation applications are included in the BlackBerry Java SDK v7.0, ready for the forthcoming launch of the NFC-enabled BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones. More




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