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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.

Future Blackberry devices can use NFC to open doors

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...

SK Telecom to introduce NFC SIM card for $40

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...

Windows 8 will support NFC

09/13/2011, NFC still isn’t too common in the US, but it looks like it’s going to be a standard feature for all future mobile devices. Manufacturers have been slowly implementing NFC functionality into their phones and tablets recently, so it’s no...

Samsung Omnia W to feature a 1.4GHz processor and NFC?

08/30/2011, Earlier this month a Samsung roadmap was leaked, and in that roadmap it was revealed that Samsung had plans for a Windows Phone 7 device, the Omni W. It would be a Windows Phone 7 device running on the latest update of WP7 – Mango, but even though...

Google Wallet services with RadioShack starting 1st September?

08/23/2011, A while back there was a lot of fuss and hype surrounding NFC technology. Granted that there is still some talk about NFC these days, but probably not on the same level a few months back when carriers were in talk with Isis and when Sprint and Google...

Leaked Blackberry OS 7.0.0340 enables NFC on the Bold 9930

08/17/2011, One of the more exciting features about the upcoming Blackberry devices is that they will be NFC enabled, which is a first for the handset manufacturer. Unfortunately it has been reported that carriers such as AT&T are considering disabling NFC in the...

AT&T to disable NFC in the Blackberry Bold 9900?

08/15/2011, Perhaps in a bid to regain some market share, RIM’s upcoming Blackberry devices will be featuring NFC technology. However if the recent rumors are to believed, it appears that AT&T is looking to disable the NFC capabilities of the upcoming...

British Museum toys with NFC courtesy of Nokia

08/15/2011, NFC (Near Field Communications) is not meant for mobile, wireless payments only – no sir, the application of it has been widened just a little bit more with the British Museum in London receiving a little bit of help from Nokia so that guided tour...

NXP Semiconductors lowers NFC shipment estimates

08/02/2011, A few months back, NXP Semiconductors, the company responsible for the NFC technology found in Android devices, came out and said that Google was extremely optimistic regarding NFC adoption, claiming 100 million mobile phones to be shipped with NFC...

Hack turns your iPhone 4 into an NFC capable device

08/01/2011, With Google rooting for NFC to be a standard to be used as payment services in the US, what with the launch of Google Wallet, it seems that certain Android devices (along with upcoming Blackberry devices) will be able to enjoy those services as they are...

LG Optimus Net arrives at the FCC with NFC capability

07/28/2011, We caught a glimpse of the LG Optimus Net sometime in the middle of this month, but here we are with news of the smartphone arriving over at the FCC, sporting NFC capability to boot. This NFC-enabled model is known as P692 if you’re a sucker for...

PayPal to use NFC for peer to peer payments

07/13/2011, Ever since Google Wallet was launched not too long ago, it seems to have inspired the NFC-payment movement in the country, with the next company to enter the game being PayPal – one of the world’s most popular ePayment systems. Today, PayPal has...