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Visa certifies Samsung, LG and BlackBerry NFC phones for mobile payments

The Samsung Galaxy S II, LG Optimus Net NFC, BlackBerry Bold 9900/ 9790 and BlackBerry Curve 9360/9380 have now been added to the list of approved Visa payments products, enabling financial institutions to use them in commercial NFC deployments for the first time.

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Visa Announces Certification of Six NFC Phone Models for SIM-based payWave

Visa Announces Certification of Six NFC Phone Models for SIM-based payWave

Visa has announced its first certifications of NFC phones, approving six models to run its contactless application, payWave, on SIM cards.

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Plug-in dongle adds internet to TV — and comes with NFC

Always Innovating has shown off a reference design for an NFC-enabled plug-in device that transforms any television with an HDMI input into an internet-connected screen. The WiFi and Bluetooth equipped portable set-top box runs Android...

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NFC competition returns to Wima

The NFC Forum and the Wima NFC conference have issued a call for entries to "Tap Into Innovation: NFC Global Competition 2012", a co-organised competition which has been an important means of surfacing innovative NFC...

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Home Depot tests PayPal in-store

Home Depot has become the first US retailer to test PayPal's mobile payments solutions in-store. The trial is taking place at five stores and involves "a small number" of employees, says PayPal. Employees can pay for...

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NFC keyboard offers touch and type convenience

An NFC-based portable keyboard for smartphones has eliminated the usual pairing step associated with accessories — users simply place their NFC phone on the keyboard and start typing.

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Revosys adds NFC to taxis

An all-in-one terminal is set to allow taxi customers to pay for their journeys using NFC phones and contactless cards as well as magstripe credit/debit cards. The Revosys V5 Interactive Terminal will also display interactive...

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Verizon to offer Curve with NFC

US mobile network operator Verizon Wireless is to make the BlackBerry Curve 9370 NFC smartphone available to customers from 19 January. The device will ship with support for NFC pairing and tag reading applications. This...

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Marketing to fix security worries

A survey conducted by the GSM Association's Mobile Money Live website has found that spending money on marketing is seen by most readers as the way to address user fears about NFC security. 35% of readers...

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Intel, HP Signal Plans for Supporting NFC on Ultrabooks

Intel, HP Signal Plans for Supporting NFC on Ultrabooks

U.S.-based Intel, as expected, is planning to incorporate NFC technology into chip designs for future ultrabook computers, the vice president and general manager of the chip maker’s PC group said Monday.

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Sprint Announces Two New NFC Phones Supporting Google Wallet

Sprint Announces Two New NFC Phones Supporting Google Wallet

U.S. mobile carrier Sprint has announced two more phones supporting the Google Wallet, including Google’s new Android smartphone, the Galaxy Nexus.

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Germany: Bank Plans Employee Trial with iPhone and microSDs

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Planned
Berlin and Frankfurt
Germany
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Porsche BlackBerry NFC phone arrives at Harrods

Iconic London department store Harrods has become the exclusive UK stockist of the NFC BlackBerry phone co-produced by RIM and Porsche Design. The Porsche Design P'9981 features a forged stainless-steel frame, hand-wrapped leather back cover,...

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Turkey’s Top Telco Plans Major NFC Push in 2012, but Faces Challenges

Turkey’s Top Telco Plans Major NFC Push in 2012, but Faces Challenges

Turkey’s largest mobile operator, Turkcell, is targeting 2012 for a major expansion of its NFC rollout, as it seeks to establish itself as a top-tier telco globally promoting NFC technology.

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VeriFone sets out its plan for Point

VeriFone has completed its €600m acquisition of Point International, northern Europe's largest provider of payment and gateway services and solutions for retailers and a supplier to PayPal's NFC trial in Stockholm. Point provides point-of-sale technology...

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GlobalPlatform and SIMalliance team up on NFC apps

GlobalPlatform and SIMalliance have announced they are to work together to create a standard way for mobile app developers to securely include calls to NFC secure elements from within their programs. The memorandum of understanding...

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20m Koreans to have NFC phones this year

Five million Koreans already have an NFC phone, says mobile network operator KT, and payments for bus, subway and taxi fares are the most popular NFC applications.

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US consumers “warming up to mobile payments”

23% of US consumers are now "very willing" to use their mobile phone as a wallet, a KPMG survey has found, but many consumers are still expressing privacy and security concerns.

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Visa Europe: 2012 to be contactless tipping point

87% of contactless cardholders in the UK, Poland and Turkey believe contactless cards will be "instrumental in bringing mobile contactless payments to market in the near future," according to Visa Europe's latest Contactless Barometer survey....

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Belle upgrades coming February

Nokia Belle, the latest version of the Symbian operating system which features "deeply integrated" NFC, is now pre-installed in new Nokia C7 and Nokia Oro NFC handsets says the Finnish phone maker. Over-the-air upgrades for...

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