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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.

No NFC for next iPhone?

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...

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...

Amazon might be introducing mobile phone payment system

03/31/2011, Amazon has been reported as exploring the possibility of starting a new mobile payment system that makes use of near field communication (NFC) technology. While this tip off comes from folks who do not wish to be named (due to confidentiality reasons), it...

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...

NFC arriving on Windows Phone 7?

03/22/2011, NFC isn’t a new technology, but it hasn’t been very popular globally either, especially in the US where it is hardly used at all. But since it was introduced in some Nokia phones and the Samsung Nexus S last year, it’s been slowly...

Next generation iPhone rumored to have improved antenna

03/22/2011, You know something? We would say that if the next generation iPhone (let us call it the iPhone 5 for easier reference instead of tiptoeing on tulips) were to be announced that it will retain its current antenna design, reception towards it might just be...

More rumors of NFC iPhone coming your way

03/21/2011, Apple devices seem to be more rumor prone than those from any other manufacturer, simply because what they roll out in recent years are pretty high profile and extremely desirable, to say the least. Hence, it is not surprising to see more rumors surround...

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...

Next iPhone won’t have NFC?

03/14/2011, According to some rumors online, NFC, a communications standard that’s been slowly gaining traction in the US this year won’t be present on the next Apple iPhone. Reasons cited for the exclusion is Apple’s concern about the lack of a...