10/06/2011, If you’re a fan of collecting souvenirs from events, performances or concerts, come the London 2012 Olympic games, you will be able to get your hands on a Samsung device which they’re touting to be an “iconic” Olympic phone. This will be in conjunction with Visa who will be providing the mobile payment services via NFC that will come with the phone.
09/28/2011, Despite Isis announcing plans for a mobile payment system way before Google did, Google managed to get their service, Google Wallet, out of the door way before Isis did, but unfortunately Google Wallet only has Sprint as its partner, and at the moment the Nexus S is the only device that can fully utilize Google Wallet’s services. The good news for those not on Sprint or who don’t own a […]
09/22/2011, NFC seems to be the buzzword as of late, what with Google launching their mobile payment service Google Wallet which uses the NFC chip in the Samsung Nexus S in order to conduct their transactions. While Apple has been rumored to bring NFC support in their upcoming iPhone, a recently published patent suggests that Apple will be looking at other wireless technologies (apart from NFC) to create a electronic wallet […]
09/21/2011, Google Wallet launched nationwide on Monday, but it looks like the service is still not available to everyone yet – and no we’re not talking about consumers who don’t have a Nexus S 4G on Sprint. Despite the small number of users to rollout Google Wallet to (the Nexus S 4G isn’t exactly the hottest selling handset around), it’s been confirmed by Google and Sprint that the app still hasn’t […]
09/21/2011, A while back the Samsung SHV-E120L was spotted on a NenaMark test. Not much was known at that time apart from its processor, which is a 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor, and its display resolution, which was listed as a pretty impressive 1280×720. Now it appears that more details surrounding the device has been revealed thanks to a leak, and it seems that it may be gunning for the LG LU6200. The […]
09/21/2011, Before Google Wallet was even announced, back in 2010 Isis had announced plans to launch mobile payment services together with three of the nation’s largest carriers – AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. Oddly enough Sprint was not part of the partnership, although it was later revealed that Sprint had joined up with Google for Google Wallet, which was announced several months back.
09/21/2011, Yale is one of the more trusted names when it comes to door locks, and with a wealth of experience behind the company, we are not surprised to see them roll out a new consumer-grade NFC-enabled door lock – so you need not worry about not bringing your house keys out with you the next time, just ensure you have your smartphone with you. NFC (Near Field Communication) is picking […]
09/20/2011, We do know that NFC (Near Field Communication) capability is getting integrated into more and more devices, but how many of those devices are still able to work after, say, dropping down onto a concrete floor from a storey high? Or what happens when you accidentally drop that NFC-enabled device into the toilet bowl? Save yourself from all the fretting and worrying with the Sonim XP1301 Core NFC – this […]
09/19/2011, Great news! After months of waiting, Google Wallet, that was introduced back in May, will finally go live starting today. Google has announced that it’s been testing the service extensively since the announcement, and it’s now ready for the public to use. Google Wallet will be available on all Sprint Nexus S 4G phones through an over-the-air update. At the moment, it will only work with Citi MasterCard credit cards […]
09/19/2011, Just last week we reported that SK Telecom in South Korea had plans to introduce an NFC enabled SIM card, which would allow NFC capabilities on just about any phone. Perhaps not wanting to be left out of the loop, or maybe it’s the NFC craze catching on in South Korea, but another South Korean carrier, KT (formerly known as Korea Telecom), has been reported to have plans to roll […]
09/19/2011, Google Wallet is set to launch later today – at least according to the folks at Tech Crunch who managed to get their hands on a screenshot of an internal document that’s been passed around to stores nationwide. The document clearly states that “Google Wallet is launching September 19, 2011.” which is today. No word on whether there’s going to be an event in commemoration of the launch, or just […]
09/16/2011, While NFC is a great idea for mobile payments, the sad fact is that unlike Japan, where NFC is widely adopted, not many phones in the US come with NFC technology enabled. Even the latest Blackberry devices that supposedly come shipped with NFC have that feature disabled when it comes onto the carriers. If mobile payments are your thing and you don’t want to sacrifice your current phone for an […]
09/15/2011, NFC can be used for a variety of reasons, although at the moment it seems largely aimed at mobile payments. RIM however, has decide to expand on the possibilities of NFC in their handsets and have teamed up with HID Global to enable NFC in smartphones to be used as key cards for opening doors.
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 version) usually don’t come with NFC built in, but if you’re living in Korea and you’re curious about NFC and want to use it with your […]