NFC archive

  • Nokia dabbles with NFC gaming
    Gaming

    Nokia dabbles with NFC gaming

    By 20 October 2011

    Nokia has posted a YouTube video that highlights some of the gaming possibilities that Near Field Communication (NFC) can bring to a Nokia handset, or any mobile for that matter. Shot at the Nokia offices in Palo Alto, California - see Nokia is cool too...

  • Andy Lees talks Windows Phone 7 hardware for 2012 and NFC
    Phones

    Andy Lees talks Windows Phone 7 hardware for 2012 and NFC

    By 20 October 2011

    Talking at Asia D, Andy Lees spoke of the possibility that 2012 will see the introduction of NFC and the and a way that hardware manufactures can "add value" and extend and vary hardware on Windows Phone 7. This comes on the back of a feeling by many...

  • Ice Cream Sandwich brings Android Beam to Galaxy Nexus
    Phones

    Ice Cream Sandwich brings Android Beam to Galaxy Nexus

    By 19 October 2011

    Android Beam is just one of the little tweaks to come out of Google's Ice Cream Sandwich update, and with it comes the ability to nudge data across phones - essentially, tap-to-share functionality. Admittedly this is nothing new as it was a function of...

  • Nokia Luna Bluetooth Headset comes with NFC pairing
    Phones

    Nokia Luna Bluetooth Headset comes with NFC pairing

    By 16 October 2011

    Who said that NFC was all about payments? Not Nokia it seems. It has just announced the launch of a new Bluetooth headset that comes with NFC-enabled pairing to make things a whole lot easier. The brightly coloured Nokia Luna Bluetooth Headset is a "uniquely...

  • Nokia 603 brings NFC to Symbian Belle
    Phones

    Nokia 603 brings NFC to Symbian Belle

    By 16 October 2011

    The Nokia 603 is the Finnish company’s latest Symbian Belle handset as the company continues to push out non Windows Phone 7 smartphones before the big unveil at Nokia World at the end of October. This time around, the NFC-packing Nokia 603 will come...

  • HTC, Sharp, and ZTE planning NFC smartphones
    Phones

    HTC, Sharp, and ZTE planning NFC smartphones

    By 16 October 2011

    HTC has been coy about adding NFC to its smartphones to date, but that could all be about to change after the company, along with Sharp and ZTE, announced that it is joining the NFC forum. The NFC Forum, the non-profit industry association that advances...

  • Nokia launches NFC Hub
    Phones

    Nokia launches NFC Hub

    By 14 October 2011

    Nokia has announced the NFC hub, a tool to help businesses develop NFC orientated marketing campaigns. The idea behind NFC hub is to make it easier to use the technology and as such encourage businesses to take advantage of the marketing potential it...

  • Visa Wallet to take on Google Wallet in 2012
    Phones

    Visa Wallet to take on Google Wallet in 2012

    By 7 October 2011

    Visa may have given Google its approval to use the company’s payment system for its Google Wallet service, but that doesn’t mean the company doesn’t have plans of its own. Steve Perry, commercial director for Visa Europe, has confirmed that Visa...

  • Samsung and Visa to celebrate Olympics with London 2012 phone
    Phones

    Samsung and Visa to celebrate Olympics with London 2012 phone

    By 6 October 2011

    Samsung will launch an "iconic" Olympic phone in connection with Visa and the London 2012 games in the first quarter of 2012 Pocket-lint has learnt. The confirmation comes from Sandra Alzetta, Head of innovation and new product development at Visa Europe,...

  • Orange Cityzi NFC hands-on: Pocket-lint's pocket picked
    Online

    Orange Cityzi NFC hands-on: Pocket-lint's pocket picked

    By 26 September 2011

    If you'd asked me a week ago about using a mobile phone to pay for goods and services, I'd have said that the technology was promising, but that persuading people to use it was likely to prove tricky. That was before I was robbed of all my real cash on...

  • Facebook NFC F8 announcement rumoured?
    Phones

    Facebook NFC F8 announcement rumoured?

    By 22 September 2011

    The web is working itself into a frenzy, trying to second guess what the 52nd richest man in the world will announce over in California at the Facebook F8 developers conference. And ignoring the almost confirmed Facebook Music service, and cutting the...

  • Samsung Wave 578 NFC action with Orange and Barclaycard
    Phones

    Samsung Wave 578 NFC action with Orange and Barclaycard

    By 22 September 2011

    Orange and Barclaycard have finally announced that the Samsung Wave 578 is coming with NFC capabilities, as Pocket-lint reported would happen back in February. It's the second of the Quick Tap mobile phones to hit Orange, following the début of the service...

  • Apple certified NFC case for iPhone hits South Korea
    Phones

    Apple certified NFC case for iPhone hits South Korea

    By 19 September 2011

    South Koreans have been enjoying the benefits or a properly established NFC structure for some time now, hence Samsung's obsession with sticking the chips in its devices. Apple's decision to keep the iPhone 4 NFC-free has caused slight problems out in...

  • Paypal shows off NFC-powered money transfers between Nexus S handsets
    Phones

    Paypal shows off NFC-powered money transfers between Nexus S handsets

    By 14 July 2011

    Paypal's electronic money mastery continues to grow, with the company now entering into the NFC mobile payments field.  Paypal has designed a system that allows you to instantly transfer money between accounts by simply tapping two different handsets...

  • The NFC mobile wallet revolution: Infographic style
    Phones

    The NFC mobile wallet revolution: Infographic style

    By 8 July 2011

    Pocket-lint loves a good infographic. And we've seen some crackers as of late. There was the incredible infographic that celebrated 500,000 App Store apps, a world of searching presented by Google, obsession by Facebook and the world's most popular websites...

  • Card.io takes on NFC for mobile payments
    Online

    Card.io takes on NFC for mobile payments

    By 24 June 2011

    Mobile payment systems seem to be all the rage at the moment, with the NFC revolution kicking up a gear and services such as Google Wallet going live - but what if you haven't got an NFC equipped handset and have no intention of upgrading in the near...

  • Nokia N9 NFC: Party time as well as payments
    Phones

    Nokia N9 NFC: Party time as well as payments

    By 21 June 2011

    NFC is something of a technology in the wings. We’re repeatedly saying that NFC needs a purpose, an infrastructure to get it going, especially when it comes to mobile payments and so on. NFC is incorporated into the new Nokia N9 and we saw it in action...

  • UK mobile networks team up for NFC ambitions
    Phones

    UK mobile networks team up for NFC ambitions

    By 16 June 2011

    NFC for the masses (the British masses at least) just got a step closer as the big four UK networks all agreed to play nicely and form a joint venture to enable "the rapid development and delivery of new mobile marketing and payment services". Vodafone,...

  • HTC boss predicts an NFC revolution
    Phones

    HTC boss predicts an NFC revolution

    By 3 June 2011

    Earlier this month HTC's top exec in Europe, Florian Seiche, stated that the Taiwanese company would release an NFC-equipped handset within a year. And now we've had confirmation of just how significant HTC considers the platform to be from the big cheese...

  • What is Google Wallet?
    Online

    What is Google Wallet?

    By 27 May 2011

    With the arrival of another in the long line of services from the Big G, today’s tech-savvy man on the street is left with the burning question, what is Google Wallet? Naturally, we at Pocket-lint wouldn’t want our readers to spend their time sifting...

  • Orange and Barclaycard NFC mobile payments service goes live in UK
    Phones

    Orange and Barclaycard NFC mobile payments service goes live in UK

    By 20 May 2011

    Orange and Barclaycard have finally launched their combined NFC mobile payments service in the UK, as reported on Pocket-lint back in January. It's the first of its kind in the UK, and sees the country catch up with others around the world by offering...

  • NFC-packing Samsung Galaxy S II coming to the UK
    Phones

    NFC-packing Samsung Galaxy S II coming to the UK

    By 12 May 2011

    Fandroids disappointed with the lack of NFC capabilities in the, otherwise excellent, Samsung Galaxy S II are in for a treat as Samsung has confirmed that a NFC version will be coming to the UK. Mobot quoted a Samsung online support staffer as saying:...

  • What is NFC?
    Online

    What is NFC?

    By 9 May 2011

    What is NFC? If you've been keeping up to date with all the latest news from the big mobile phone brands then chances are you will have heard the term. If you're a seasoned gadget aficionado then you might have already Googled it to death in your insatiable...

  • 20 per cent of phones will be NFC happy in 3 years
    Phones

    20 per cent of phones will be NFC happy in 3 years

    By 16 April 2011

    NFC, that’s the big buzzword du jour, and it’s likely to stay that way for the foreseeable future according to a new report by Juniper Research. According to the company, one in five smartphones will have NFC in them by 2014 thanks to Google's move...

  • Windows Phone 7 getting NFC support
    Phones

    Windows Phone 7 getting NFC support

    By 30 March 2011

    Google’s doing it, Apple’s rumoured to be doing it, HP are kind of doing it, and now Microsoft looks to be getting in on the game too. Yep, the world has gone NFC crazy in recent months, with the promise that by 2012 (in time for the Olympics) most...