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12/09/2011, One of the “drawbacks” to the iPhone is its lack of NFC capabilities, although given the somewhat sluggish adoption of NFC and mobile payment services, we guess it’s not really a feature that most iPhone users will lament about. The good news (?) is that if you happen to be living in Taiwan, Chunghwa Telecom has launched a device that would give your iPhone NFC capabilities.
12/06/2011, It seems that there have been earlier rumors that suggested that Verizon will not be including the Google Wallet feature on the upcoming Galaxy Nexus. At that time it was merely a rumor, albeit one that made a lot of sense, but for those hoping against everything that maybe, just maybe that the rumors could be wrong, here’s some bad news for you. Google themselves have confirmed that the Galaxy […]
11/22/2011, We know that an iPhone with NFC is an old rumor, but it seems that it has managed to be revived again with a new report by Digitimes. The report is claiming that according to smartphone manufacturers, Apple has plans to add support to iOS come 2012 and possibly in conjunction with the next iPhone.
11/17/2011, Countries like Japan have long been using NFC to help them in their daily lives, and not too long ago carriers in South Korea have announced that they will be offering SIM cards with NFC technology embedded into them. Now it looks like that standard will soon be adopted by some of the largest carriers in the world.
11/15/2011, For those who might be worried about the security and safety of conducting NFC transactions, Samsung may be able to alleviate those fears with the introduction of a new NFC chip that is said to have raised the security level for users who conduct payment transactions through their smartphones.
09/23/2011, When it comes to making purchases on our smartphones, sometimes keying in the credit card details can be quite cumbersome due to the nature of on-screen keyboards, which can cause you to backspace multiple times. Apart from mobile payment solutions such as Google Wallet, there are alternatives such as Card.io.
08/23/2011, A while back there was a lot of fuss and hype surrounding NFC technology. Granted that there is still some talk about NFC these days, but probably not on the same level a few months back when carriers were in talk with Isis and when Sprint and Google teamed up for Google Wallet.
06/30/2011, Soon, big bulky cash registers might be a thing of the past. VeriFone has just revealed a new tablet-based checkout device called the VeriFone PAYware Mobile Enterprise for Tablets – a software and hardware combination that will turn tablets such as the iPad, Galaxy Tab or Xoom into a cash register.
05/24/2011, Google is preparing to drop a bombshell of a news – we’re looking at a new mobile payments service that will be happening later this week. The service is touted to be made available via US carrier Sprint, and Bloomberg has this to say about the situation, “Google payments program will utilize near-field-communications-enabled (NFC) Android handsets. All Android handsets running the Gingerbread (or later) version of the operating system are […]
05/23/2011, Square, the mobile payment company that was co-founded by the creator of Twitter, recently paraded their technology that could very well see cash registers being rendered as obsolete in the future – helping save the environment as well since there are no paper receipts left for you to deal with. Some might greet this news with cheers, while others who prefer old school record keeping methods might want to reconsider […]
05/19/2011, According to the recently released results of a survey from MasterCard; it looks like the public, especially the younger generation, are willing to embrace NFC if it ever becomes the standard method of payment in the future. Though it wasn’t mentioned how many people were included in the survey, it is supposedly an accurate representation of the total US population ages 18 and over. From their findings, 63% of the […]
05/16/2011, Apple will apparently not support Near Field Communications (NFC) mobile payments on its next version of the iPhone, at least according to a research note from AllianceBernstein, a Wall Street investment bank. This rumor counters adds weight to another rumor from an unsourced report from the UK which surfaced late last week, although it does take the opposite route from what earlier reports in the year talked about, touting that […]
01/19/2011, The next time you want to head down to your local Starbucks, there ought to be a new method of payment that might just stoke you. We’re talking about the launch of mobile payment in all US company-operated stores, where you can pay for in-store purchases with select smartphones (we’re talking about the iPhone, iPod touch and BlackBerry devices only, making us wonder how come Android-powered phones are left out […]