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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.

TazTag TazPad is the first Android tablet with NFC

02/28/2011, TazTag has revealed that they will be showing off their latest TazPad Android tablet at CeBIT this week. What’s so special about the tablet is that it will be the first NFC-enabled Android tablet to hit the market when it is released. Although we...

Google Android 2.3.3 receives NFC support with tweak

02/10/2011, Google might soon make big strides with its Android 2.3.3 operating system since a recent tweak throws in support for Near Field Communications (NFC). Currently, its Nexus S smartphone that is manufactured by Samsung comes with limited read only support,...

BMW looks into NFC technology

02/02/2011, Near Field Communication (NFC) does seem to be one of the more interesting trends for this year, where it will see action on the mobile platform soon as well. NFC is also making its way into the US and Europe markets via a range of channels, and you can...

Visa Europe rolls out iPhone ‘iWallet’ payment tests

02/01/2011, Cashless transactions – didn’t that arrive via credit cards a long time ago? Well, while you still need to carry around your credit cards in your wallet, how about turning your handset into an e-wallet? That’s what Visa Europe intends to...

Apple job postings target RFID and payment platform experts

01/28/2011, We have already heard about rumors concerning the incorporatoin of an NFC chip into upcoming Apple hardware, and here are more details which might just provide more fuel for the fire. The fruiy company is aiming to boost their team with a hardware...

Google nabs PayPal’s VP of platform, eye on mobile payments?

01/26/2011, Thanks to recent reports and rumors, we already knew that 2011 would be a year where mobile payments would become increasingly important, especially with the increased adoption of NFC technology. Now there is some additional evidence that Google is pretty...

iPhone 5 and iPad 2 to support NFC and mobile payments?

01/25/2011, While there are plenty of rumors going around when it comes to the iPhone 5, Richard Doherty of Envisioneering Group claims that engineers are already working on integrating an NFC chip into Apple’s upcoming hardware. Considering that Google’s Nexus S...

LG L-07C NFC-enabled phone visits the FCC

01/17/2011, NFC chips aren’t new, but with Google’s latest Nexus S phone featuring a built-in NFC chip, we might see increased support for NFC devices this year. Now it seems that LG wants to join the party too as its L-07C has paid a visit to the FCC bearing an...

BlackBerry Curve Apollo picture and specs leaked

01/13/2011, If you think that your BlackBerry 8520 is a little outdated, you’ll be happy to check out this leaked picture of what is touted as the next-generation BlackBerry Curve, codenamed Apollo. While the Curve generally doesn’t sport too impressive...

NFC-based Google mobile payments to arrive this year?

01/04/2011, Aside from Android 2.3 Gingerbread, one of the major features of Google’s Nexus S phone that sets it apart from the rest of the pack is its built-in NFC chip, enabling Near Field Communication. According to reports, two people familiar with Google’s...

Samsung bada OS 2.0 to get improved UI and NFC support.

12/20/2010, Despite Android and other platforms taking center stage nowadays, Samsung is still focusing on its bada OS’ future and the Korean giant has confirmed that it plans to support it strongly. Reports are in that bada OS 2.0 will be a major leap from the...

Google Acquires Mobile Payment Company Zetawire

12/14/2010, With the upcoming Nexus S offering NFC and the issue about its NFC chip clarified, it’s no surprise to learn that Google is looking for ways to capitalize on NFC technology. Reports are in that the search giant has recently acquired a mobile...