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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.

Huawei Sonic and Glory ready to rock and roll soon

06/22/2011, Huawei’s MediaPad might have grabbed all the headlines this week where an Android-powered tablet is concerned, but that doesn’t mean the company doesn’t have any more other tricks up their sleeves. No sir, Huawei has a couple more...

Nokia Play 360: the NFC-enabled speaker

06/21/2011, Right now if we want to play music from our phones to external speakers wirelessly, it’s quite a troublesome process. We have to load up the app, pair the speakers with our phones and then start playing the music. Well, the folks over at Nokia have...

Sony Ericsson to launch Android NFC phones

06/16/2011, NFC (Near Field Communication) is an up and coming technology in the US but at the moment there aren’t many phones on this side of the world (it is huge in Japan) that can take advantage of it. Phones with NFC capabilities are only starting to show up...

HP looks into wireless payments on mobile devices

06/13/2011, HP is currently working on mobile devices that are said to assist consumers in making wireless purchases, at least according to a couple of folks who are familiar with the computer manufacturer’s plans. It seems that HP is mulling over the...

Google Wallet officially announced

05/26/2011, After being talked about for the past week, Google’s mobile payment system has been officially announced to the world. Called Google Wallet, this free Android app will allow users to make payments for products or services (at outlets that support...

Google Wallet the next big thing?

05/25/2011, Remember Google’s mobile payments system that we talked about earlier in the week? Well, it seems that it has been christened as Google Wallet, no thanks to an internal memo from The Container Store. The memo which was published by Thisismynext.com...

DeviceFidelity granted Mobile NFC patent

05/11/2011, DeviceFidelity, leaders in plug and play mobile payment and contactless technologies has announced that it’s been granted a patent for Near Field Communication (NFC) mobile device accessories. They announced: The patent describes a framework for...

Angry Birds Magic will require NFC to play

04/19/2011, At the recent WIMA NFC Conference, Rovio announced that they will be releasing a new version of Angry Birds for Nokia phones with NFC capabilities. Arriving as game preloaded with the Symbian Anna update, Angry Birds Magic will require players to have NFC...

Sprint to enable purchase service via phones

04/04/2011, Sprint does not want to be left out of the race when it comes to making purchases through cell phones, and intend to be first off the blocks with that service while leaving competitors Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile in the dust. Currently, Sprint...

Google looks to Wave-to-Pay Mobile System for the Android platform

03/28/2011, Google has started a partnership with both Mastercard and Citigroup in order to develop a Wave-to-Pay Mobile System for the Android platform, where this will utilize near-field communication (NFC), at least according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). For...

iPhone 5 will feature NFC?

03/17/2011, After this week’s report about the iPhone 5 not having NFC, it looks like we have another conflicting report about the iPhone 5′s NFC capabilities. Now according to writer at Forbes, Elizabeth Woyke, she met an entrepreneur who has a friend...