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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.

Nokia Lumia 610 NFC officially announced, heads to Orange first

04/11/2012, Yes, so the Lumia 610 was spotted in a leak earlier this morning, but it seems that the best way to counter such a thing by any company would be to announce it officially, quelling all possible chances of a rumor later on. This is the case with the Nokia...

Optimus LTE Tag launched in Korea

02/20/2012, We’re only a week away from MWC 2012, but LG has already started unveiling its devices ahead of the event. Earlier today we had the LG Optimus Vu, and now there’s a one more smartphone from the Korean electronics manufacturer – the LG...

Sony looks at personalized charging

02/15/2012, In a world where things are getting more and more personal, and most services these days offer a personalized and customized outcome, it is no surprise then, that Sony has taken steps to offer personalized charging. How is this possible, you ask? Well, by...

GSM Galaxy Nexus gains Google Wallet access

02/02/2012, Sprint’s Nexus S 4G is currently the only handset to officially support the Google Wallet service, and this has certainly been a sore point of contention for folks who own the newer Galaxy Nexus. After all, shouldn’t Google’s flagship...

DeviceFidelity unveils NFC-enabled microSD for iPhone

01/17/2012, While NFC is a pretty handy feature, Apple has yet to see the need to incorporate it into their smartphones. Despite the lack of NFC support in iPhones, various companies have managed to find workarounds, such as NFC-enabled SIM cards, and lately a...

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note to feature NFC?

01/02/2012, The rest of the world has been enjoying its time with the Samsung Galaxy Note for a number of months now but we’re yet to see it on this side of the world – until now. Well, the device still isn’t in the country yet, but the folks over...

Japan’s top 3 mobile carriers to support global NFC standard

12/22/2011, As of late, there has been a lot of talk about NFC technology making their way into our smartphones, but until some sort of standard has been established, it will be hard to encourage adoption by users. So much so that Japan’s top three carriers –...

Microsoft confirms NFC support in Windows Phone 7

12/12/2011, Now here is a bittersweet bit of news for those Windows Phone 7 owners out there – it seems that the software giant from Redmond, Washington, did confirm that Windows Phone 7 will have built-in NFC support, but before you actually jump up and down,...

iPhone gains NFC capabilities in Taiwan

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...

Google confirms no Google Wallet for Galaxy Nexus

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...