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Samsung: More NFC Devices to Come, Led by Galaxy S II

Samsung: More NFC Devices to Come, Led by Galaxy S II

Samsung Electronics predicts the release of the NFC version of its flagship Galaxy S II next month will boost the popularity of the technology in various markets, said Hankil Yoon, vice president for product strategy in Samsung's mobile communications division.

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Isis Phone Announcement is Latest Shot in Brewing Wallet War

The announcement yesterday by the Isis telco joint venture that six major phone makers “will introduce NFC-enabled mobile devices that implement Isis’ NFC and technology standards,” shouldn’t be taken as an endorsement by the phone makers.

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Sprint developer conference to focus on NFC

US mobile network operator Sprint's Open Solutions Conference in Santa Clara, California from 2-4 November is to focus on the potential of NFC. The Google Wallet partner will be giving the first 1,500 registered attendees...

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Standard Register to bring NFC to hospitals

The medical communications specialist, which counts 62% of US hospitals among its clients, is working with Poken to provide new ways for hospitals to improve the way they communicate with patients.

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Isis Pledges Broad Handset Range, Seeks Contrast with Google Wallet

Isis Pledges Broad Handset Range, Seeks Contrast with Google Wallet

Six major phone makers will introduce NFC phones that would support the Isis wallet and mobile-commerce applications, the Isis joint venture announced today, promising to offer a larger pool of handsets than Google could offer for its own wallet

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New Broadcom chips signal next stage of the mobile wallet wars

The company's new NFC controller chips allow multiple secure elements to be active on a single phone at the same time, making it possible for consumers to use both a mobile wallet supplied by a mobile network operator and a mobile wallet supplied by a bank, handset maker or operating system supplier.

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Leading handset makers announce support for Isis

HTC, LG, Motorola Mobility, RIM, Samsung Mobile and Sony Ericsson as well as MicroSD device maker DeviceFidelity have agreed to implement Isis NFC and technology standards.

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Devs produce nine new NFC apps at Boston hackathon

Forty-three developers produced nine prototype NFC applications at Isobar's 48-hour hackathon in Boston, including systems for ordering drinks in busy bars and an innovative car parking app.

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Nokia ships MeeGo-based N9 NFC phone

The Nokia N9 MeeGo-based smartphone has now begun shipping to customers and stores. "Pre-orders for the Nokia N9 have already started in many countries, and people's response towards the device has been extremely positive," the...

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HTC to Introduce 4G NFC Phone; U.S. Launch Planned

HTC to Introduce 4G NFC Phone; U.S. Launch Planned

Handset maker HTC is introducing its first NFC-enabled phone in the West, with U.S. mobile carrier T-Mobile USA announcing that it will sell the 4G Android handset along with an NFC version of Samsung’s popular Galaxy S II starting Oct. 10.

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Latest NFC phone news and rumours • 27 Sept 2011

The latest NFC phone rumours and announcements, including: Galaxy S II with NFC launches on AT&T, T-Mobile in the US • Nokia N9 launches in Middle East • Sonim ships first NFC handset • Samsung Wave 578 'Quick Tap' coming to UK soon • Samsung SHV-E120L specs leak.

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Sprint to Focus on NFC at Annual Developers’ Event

Sprint to Focus on NFC at Annual Developers’ Event

U.S. mobile carrier Sprint plans to make NFC a major focus at its 11th annual developers' conference, to be held Nov. 2 to 4 in Silicon Valley–part of a big push the telco is making to roll out the technology.

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Adobe opens way to NFC with Air 3 plug-ins

Adobe has released a new version of the Adobe Air platform that provides a way for developers to add support for technologies such as NFC to their applications. Air is a superset of Flash and...

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Major Wireless Chip Supplier Broadcom Announces First NFC Chip

Major Wireless Chip Supplier Broadcom Announces First NFC Chip

U.S.-based chip maker Broadcom, a top supplier of wireless chips to the smartphone industry, today is announcing its first NFC chip, shaking up an already crowded field of chip vendors.

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South Korea: KT Complements NFC Rollout with iPhone Add-ons

Scope: 
Rollout
Status: 
In progress
South Korea
37.5665
126.978
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Sep 2011
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Payment
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KT Corp.
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U.S.: University Tests Mobile Access Control with MicroSD Cards

Scope: 
Trial
Tempe
United States
33.4255
-111.94
Launch: 
Aug 2011
Main Application: 
Access control
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N/A
Service
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Maker of Rugged Phones Enters NFC Market; is Its Price Right?

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Dan Balaban
Maker of Rugged Phones Enters NFC Market; is Its Price Right?

Sonim Technologies, the maker of rugged work phones, has introduced its first NFC-enabled handset, betting that cleaning companies, security guard firms and home-health care agencies are ready for a more durable–and higher-priced–NFC phone for workforce management.

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Tyfone’s NFC-on-microSD technology to go into volume production

The US NFC specialist has signed a manufacturing and distribution deal with Taiwan's AboMem technology that will see the company's SideTap NFC-enabled microSD device become widely available for the first time.

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Fiserv enters EMV market, prepares for NFC

US-based financial services systems giant Fiserv has announced that it has begun providing personalisation services for EMV chip cards and will implement EMV payments processing solutions in 2012. "As the US payments industry looks for...

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KT launches iPhone NFC payments solution

The Korean mobile network operator is offering iPhone users a case that enables them to make payments at merchants and on public transportation with their mobile phone.

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