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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.

Sonim announces trio of handsets

10/11/2011, Sonim phones are definitely tough when you compare them to the rest of the phones in the market, and recently their Sonim XP3300 Force picked up the Guinness World Record for surviving the longest freefall, but those achievements and laurels have not...

RIM unveils Blackberry Tag

10/10/2011, Prior to Blackberry 7, owners of Blackberry devices who wanted to swap contact information had to either scan the QR code of the other person’s Blackberry device or add them via the BB pin, but it looks like those days may be behind us as RIM has...

Samsung to launch London 2012 Olympic phone

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...

Apple patent will let us pay parking meters with our iPhone

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...

Google Wallet still not available to everyone

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...

Samsung SHV-E120L specs leaked

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...

Yale does NFC with their door locks

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...

Sonim XP1301 Core NFC is most rugged NFC handset ever

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...

Google Wallet officially launched

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...

KT to roll out NFC iPhone 4 case

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...

Google Wallet to launch later today?

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...

PayPal unveils new mobile payments in place of NFC

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...