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 surprise that Microsoft today announced that Windows 8 will ship with native support for NFC. For those not in the know, NFC (Near Field Communications) is a method of communication […]
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 it was a second generation WP7 device, many considered the alleged specs to be rather disappointing.
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 teamed up for Google Wallet.
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 upcoming Blackberry Bold 9900, and there have been reports in the UK that Vodafone has done something similar as well. We’re not sure why given that AT&T, T-Mobile […]
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 Blackberry Bold 9900. The hardware required for NFC will still be present in the device which means that AT&T will be disabling the NFC capabilities through the operating system instead.
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 headsets are no longer required. This new partnership will allow ordinary folks with NFC-equipped phones to enjoy their mobile devices at exhibits that have special […]
08/10/2011, Interested in getting your hands on a HTC device with NFC capabilities? If you are and you’re not living in China, you’d be flat out of luck. It seems that for now, HTC will finally be bringing an NFC-enabled handset into the market with the HTC Stunning.
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 technology by the end of the year. However it appears that that optimism might have died down a bit as NXP has come out with a revised estimation that does not […]
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 NFC enabled, leaving iPhone users to watch their friends utilize NFC technology with envy.
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 model numbers, whereas the non-NFC version of the Optimus Net has the model number P690. Despite it being able to support wireless payments, […]
07/21/2011, A little over a week ago we reported that PayPal was introducing a new way to transfer money between two people, and it was through the use of NFC technology on devices such as the Samsung Nexus S.
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 just announced the launch of its NFC-enabled Android widget that lets its users make payments with their smartphones. Instead of having to log on to PayPal to […]
07/12/2011, A couple of months back, three Bada devices were leaked onto the internet, and only one had a name – the Samsung Wave 578. Now thanks to the folks at BadaWorld, who combed through the Bada 2.0 SDK, another device has been named, and this one is called the Samsung Wave 725. Apart from its name, it looks like its specs have also been revealed in the process.
07/07/2011, Now as we all know, Google is a huge fan of NFC technology, having launched Google Wallet as well as making the Google Nexus S device NFC-enabled, so is it really a surprise that Google+ will support NFC too? Apparently not, as developer Ridzuan Ashim has found hidden NFC functionality within the Android Google+ app.