Despite Isis announcing plans for a mobile payment system way before Google did, Google managed to get their service, Google Wallet, out of the door way before Isis did, but unfortunately Google Wallet only has Sprint as its partner, and at the moment the Nexus S is the only device that can fully utilize Google Wallet’s services. The good news for those not on Sprint or who don’t own a Nexus S, is that Isis has announced several new supports to their mobile payment system.
According to the press release, Isis has managed to get the big names in phone manufacturers LG, Motorola Mobility, RIM, Samsung Mobile, Sony Ericsson to implement Isis’s NFC technology and standards in their future handsets. It’s unknown if this deal is exclusive (which could give Isis the edge over Google Wallet), but considering Samsung is in their list and the Nexus S is by Samsung, it seems unlikely. Isis has managed to generate quite a bit of excitement with this piece of news, but unfortunately the company has yet to detail what sort of technology and services they plan to implement in the future.
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