News about Symbian.
November 12th, 2012
Developer Andreas Jakl has introduced NFC Interactor, an NFC tag reading and writing application for Windows Phone 8 handsets. The app is also available for Symbian and MeeGo devices.
May 1st, 2012
BlackBerry NFC phone users can now check into locations via NFC, as well as share places and tips with each other and Android NFC phone users, with the addition of NFC support to the BlackBerry edition of Foursquare. The check-in service added NFC to its Symbian app in November 2011 and to its Android app in February 2012.
February 27th, 2012
Nokia has announced the Nokia 808 PureView smartphone, a Symbian Belle device that features advanced imaging technology and support for secure NFC services as well as for pairing and tag reading applications. The handset includes Carl…
February 10th, 2012
Social check-in service Foursquare has upgraded its Android app to include support for version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, adding features that work with the Android Beam NFC P2P service. The upgrade means that users with…
January 3rd, 2012
Nokia Belle, the latest version of the Symbian operating system which features “deeply integrated” NFC, is now pre-installed in new Nokia C7 and Nokia Oro NFC handsets says the Finnish phone maker. Over-the-air upgrades for existing handsets will be available starting from February.
January 3rd, 2012
Nokia has announced the 801T smartphone, a Symbian Anna NFC device designed for use on China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA network. The Nokia 801T is pitched as a high-end handset for business users and features a one-piece stainless steel back panel, a 4-inch touchscreen and mobile TV via an extendable antenna.
December 6th, 2011
NFC tag vendor Tagage has launched a mobile app that allows users to order custom NFC tags and stickers directly from their phones. Tagage Mobile, from Hansaprint and UPM RFID, does not require knowledge of NFC coding and allows easy upload of images and text. Content is then encoded, printed and shipped globally in small or large quantities. The free app is available now for Symbian and an Android version is expected to be available in January 2012.
November 28th, 2011
Symbian NFC phone users can now check in to locations on Foursquare with a touch of their phones, using the newly updated Foursquare for Symbian app. “No more tedious steps of launching an application waiting for location fix, connecting etc… With NFC this is all done with a simple tap,” says Nokia.
November 25th, 2011
A multiplayer badminton game that uses smartphones to imitate racquets has been shown off by Indonesian developer Agate Studio. NFC is used in the game to initiate a Bluetooth connection between two mobile phones, and…
October 26th, 2011
The handset maker has signed a deal with the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority to test cloud-based NFC ticketing with Nokia phones by the end of 2011, the company has told NFC World. NFC payments will then arrive on Nokia phones for the first time at the beginning of 2012.
October 20th, 2011
WP7 phones will be able to support NFC functionality, including mobile payments, from next year.
October 10th, 2011
An additional Nokia NFC phone may be about to launch, according to images obtained by Symbian Tweet. The leaked details suggest that the Nokia 603 will run Symbian Belle, has a 1GHz ARM processor and a 5MP camera as well as NFC.
September 29th, 2011
The kit costs €180 and includes a C7 NFC phone as well as a selection of NFC tags.
September 12th, 2011
An NFC-enabled version of hit video game Fruit Ninja is to be pre-loaded on Nokia 701, Nokia 700 and Nokia 600 Symbian Belle NFC phones.
August 29th, 2011
Nokia’s recently announced 700, 701 and 600 handsets — as well as the existing C7 — will be able to support secure NFC services from the first half of 2012, the company has told NFC World. All future Symbian smartphones will also support NFC.
August 24th, 2011
The three new devices range in price from €180 to €290 and run a new version of Symbian that integrates NFC more deeply, allowing pictures to be shared, devices to be paired and check-ins to be made with a single tap.
August 18th, 2011
The phone maker has begun upgrading Symbian^3 devices to Symbian Anna, allowing users of the NFC-enabled Nokia C7 to try out its NFC functionality for the first time.
July 21st, 2011
Nokia‘s upcoming N5 Symbian smartphone will come with NFC, according to an FCC filing spotted by Wireless Goodness. The device, referred to in the filing as the RM-701, will support 3G bands for both T-Mobile…
July 21st, 2011
Nokia’s C7 and N9 NFC phones are not equipped to support either an embedded secure element or an NFC SIM, the handset maker has told NFC World, so it won’t be possible to use them for mobile payments or other secure NFC services.
July 11th, 2011
Screenshots and renders of two potential new Nokia NFC phones are making their way around the internet. Details of four possible new Nokia Symbian phones, all equipped with 1GHz processors, were first uncovered by Thai…