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stands for Near Field Communication, which is a standard for low-speed wireless short range communications between electronic devices. Popular applications of NFC are public transportation passes and some form of electronic wallet, but many more applications remains to be tested and implemented. NFC is a cousin of RFID and uses some of the same communications protocols.

SK Telecom to introduce NFC SIM card for $40

09/15/2011, When it comes to NFC in our mobile devices, unless you’re living in Japan where NFC is incredibly popular and widely used, it’ll be hard to find devices come enabled with them. High end devices like the iPhone 4 and Samsung Galaxy S2 (non-Korean...

Windows 8 will support NFC

09/13/2011, NFC still isn’t too common in the US, but it looks like it’s going to be a standard feature for all future mobile devices. Manufacturers have been slowly implementing NFC functionality into their phones and tablets recently, so it’s no...

Leaked Blackberry OS 7.0.0340 enables NFC on the Bold 9930

08/17/2011, One of the more exciting features about the upcoming Blackberry devices is that they will be NFC enabled, which is a first for the handset manufacturer. Unfortunately it has been reported that carriers such as AT&T are considering disabling NFC in the...

AT&T to disable NFC in the Blackberry Bold 9900?

08/15/2011, Perhaps in a bid to regain some market share, RIM’s upcoming Blackberry devices will be featuring NFC technology. However if the recent rumors are to believed, it appears that AT&T is looking to disable the NFC capabilities of the upcoming...

British Museum toys with NFC courtesy of Nokia

08/15/2011, NFC (Near Field Communications) is not meant for mobile, wireless payments only – no sir, the application of it has been widened just a little bit more with the British Museum in London receiving a little bit of help from Nokia so that guided tour...

NXP Semiconductors lowers NFC shipment estimates

08/02/2011, A few months back, NXP Semiconductors, the company responsible for the NFC technology found in Android devices, came out and said that Google was extremely optimistic regarding NFC adoption, claiming 100 million mobile phones to be shipped with NFC...

Hack turns your iPhone 4 into an NFC capable device

08/01/2011, With Google rooting for NFC to be a standard to be used as payment services in the US, what with the launch of Google Wallet, it seems that certain Android devices (along with upcoming Blackberry devices) will be able to enjoy those services as they are...

PayPal to use NFC for peer to peer payments

07/13/2011, Ever since Google Wallet was launched not too long ago, it seems to have inspired the NFC-payment movement in the country, with the next company to enter the game being PayPal – one of the world’s most popular ePayment systems. Today, PayPal has...

Samsung Wave 725 with Bada 2.0 has its specs leaked

07/12/2011, A couple of months back, three Bada devices were leaked onto the internet, and only one had a name – the Samsung Wave 578. Now thanks to the folks at BadaWorld, who combed through the Bada 2.0 SDK, another device has been named, and this one is called...

Google+ Android app has NFC functionality

07/07/2011, Now as we all know, Google is a huge fan of NFC technology, having launched Google Wallet as well as making the Google Nexus S device NFC-enabled, so is it really a surprise that Google+ will support NFC too? Apparently not, as developer Ridzuan Ashim has...

Alibaba brings mobile wallet technology to China

07/05/2011, For those who are unfamiliar with Alibaba, they have sometimes been called the Google of China, and they are fast gaining ground. As we all know, Google has recently joined up with Sprint in order to put out Google Wallet, which is Google’s NFC...

VeriFone PAYware brings mobile payment to the tablet

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...