NFC archive

  • Google wants your credit card details
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    Google wants your credit card details

    By 28 March 2011

    The Wall Street Journal has an interesting spin on exactly why Google is so keen to push NFC capabilities onto Android handsets - it isn't because it wants to make your shopping experience easier, it's because it's after your credit card details. Not...

  • iPhone 5 NFC system to port your Apple profile?
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    iPhone 5 NFC system to port your Apple profile?

    By 18 March 2011

    Earlier on Pocket-lint, we told you how the iPhone 5 NFC rumour mill had been kicked back into motion, and now we can bring you news of a report that details some juicy NFC systems for Apple's devices. Systems which are much more exciting than the usual...

  • Apple shuns NFC for barcodes in latest advert
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    Apple shuns NFC for barcodes in latest advert

    By 17 March 2011

    Apple looks to be shunning NFC tech in favour of the more readily- available barcodes, highlighting how easy it is to use the barcode on screen in its latest advert. The advert, "If you don't have an iPhone, well, you don't have an iPhone", spouts the...

  • No NFC for iPhone 5, should be on board iPhone 6
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    No NFC for iPhone 5, should be on board iPhone 6

    By 14 March 2011

    Ready for a rumour mill let down? Although it had been widely touted, the iPhone 5 will not be packing any sort of NFC technology. The NFC denial comes courtesy of a report from the Indy, with "sources at several of the largest mobile operators in the...

  • BlackBerry boss talks NFC, Android, Apple and PlayBook
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    BlackBerry boss talks NFC, Android, Apple and PlayBook

    By 4 March 2011

    While Apple with the iPhone and Google with its Android platform get plenty of coverage in the press, RIM’s BlackBerry phones were still the number one selling smartphone in the UK in January 2011. It’s not surprising. There are over 55 million BlackBerry...

  • NFC concept car hands-on
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    NFC concept car hands-on

    By 21 February 2011

    A team up between Continental and NXP, has produced a concept car, shown at MWC this year, that showcased Near Field Communication (NFC) technology; highlighting how your mobile phone will enable you to interact with your car in new ways and ditch your...

  • Samsung Wave 578 hands-on
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    Samsung Wave 578 hands-on

    By 16 February 2011

    The Samsung Wave 578 was announced as one of the devices that Orange will be offering which packs in NFC. We tracked down the elusive little phone at Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona.  In the hand the Samsung Wave 578 is reminiscent of entry-...

  • NFC coming to BlackBerry smartphones
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    NFC coming to BlackBerry smartphones

    By 16 February 2011

    BlackBerry maker RIM has said that “many” of its future devices launching in the rest of the year will come with NFC capability. The comments made by Jim Balsillie, the company's co-CEO, at his keynote speech at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona...

  • Wi-Fi enabled key-fob brings NFC to your phone
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    Wi-Fi enabled key-fob brings NFC to your phone

    By 14 February 2011

    You may have seen NFC popping up on the spec sheet of many of the most recent mobile phone launches, but if your handset of choice isn't packing Near Field Communication, don't worry, because there's a key-fob on show at MWC that'll add it to any Wi-Fi...

  • Samsung Wave 578 brings NFC to Europe with Orange
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    Samsung Wave 578 brings NFC to Europe with Orange

    By 14 February 2011

    Orange is bringing near-field communication (NFC) to Europe thanks to the Samsung Wave 578 phone. The move builds on Orange's previous commitment to contactless payments thanks to a partnership with Barclaycard. The initial territories to benefit...

  • Android 2.3.3 API level 10 lands with advanced NFC features
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    Android 2.3.3 API level 10 lands with advanced NFC features

    By 10 February 2011

    Google has announced that API Level 10 is now available for Android developers with the release of Android 2.3.3. Describing the Gingerbread version as the one we should, "expect most devices shipping with an Android 2.3 platform to run", Xavier Ducrohet,...

  • BMW sees car keys not phones as next NFC wallet
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    BMW sees car keys not phones as next NFC wallet

    By 31 January 2011

    The car key is about to go head on with the mobile phone in the battle for which one will become your new wallet.   BMW believes you’ll be paying for things when out an about not with your wallet, or your phone, but with your car keys. In a paper released...

  • Orange and Barclaycard make NFC mobile payments a reality
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    Orange and Barclaycard make NFC mobile payments a reality

    By 27 January 2011

    Orange and T-Mobile customers will soon be able to ditch their wallets by turning their mobile phone into their cash card, after Everything Everywhere, the parent company, announced a new deal with Barclaycard. The companies will launch the UK’s first...

  • iPad 2 and iPhone 5 to offer NFC payments?
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    iPad 2 and iPhone 5 to offer NFC payments?

    By 25 January 2011

    Ready for the latest iPad 2 and iPhone 5 rumour? Well, here goes - a leading business analyst has told Bloomberg that Apple is lining up Near Field Communication (NFC) payment options for its next iDevices. Richard Doherty, director of consulting firm...

  • Sony Ericsson: No NFC for Arc, but in portfolio pretty soon
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    Sony Ericsson: No NFC for Arc, but in portfolio pretty soon

    By 14 January 2011

    Sony Ericsson has confirmed to Pocket-lint that the new Xperia Arc announced at CES in Las Vegas won’t have NFC support even though the new phone is running Google’s Gingerbread (Android 2.3) operating system when it launches in the next couple of...

  • Google NFC tech gets ready for possible mobile payment service
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    Google NFC tech gets ready for possible mobile payment service

    By 5 January 2011

    Google is stepping up its plans to bring NFC (Near Field Communication) technology) to the payment and advertising spheres according to two individuals familiar with the developments. According to the BusinessWeek the two people (who requested to remain...

  • Nexus S first of many NFC phones says NXP
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    Nexus S first of many NFC phones says NXP

    By 6 December 2010

    NXP, the company that makes the Near Field Communication (NFC) chips for the new Samsung Nexus S, has told Pocket-lint that the Nexus S is the first of many NFC phones on the way. NXP is working with a number of phone manufacturers to bring the technology...

  • Sagem Wireless Cosy phone embraces NFC tech
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    Sagem Wireless Cosy phone embraces NFC tech

    By 9 November 2010

    Although Pocket-lint has already seen Sagem Wireless' Cosy phone concept, back at Mobile World Congress in February 2010, it's finally ready for human consumption. It is now available in France, and will hit the UK this month (November). The handset comes...

  • Visa credits Europe's first microSD payment system
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    Visa credits Europe's first microSD payment system

    By 4 August 2010

    Visa Europe has launched a contact-less payment system in Turkey where BlackBerry users, who are customers of Akbank, can pay for items using a microSD card inside their mobile phones. The scheme, which makes use of NFC technology, uses a microSD developed...

  • Sagem launches NFC-equipped Cosyphone
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    Sagem launches NFC-equipped Cosyphone

    By 15 February 2010

    Sagem has announced the launch of the "Cosyphone", described as a "connected lifestyle device" (otherwise known as a "mobile phone") aimed at the over 50s market. Said to be tailored to the "specific lifestyle needs of an older generation of mobile phone...

  • New Orange Credit Card offers contactless payments
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    New Orange Credit Card offers contactless payments

    By 7 January 2010

    We knew this was coming, but it's now officially announced as Orange and Barclaycard's plan to team up on a joint contactless credit card has come to fruition with the launch of the Orange credit card. Consumers should note, however, that while Barclays...

  • Flipside wallet safeguards RFID cards
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    Flipside wallet safeguards RFID cards

    By 23 November 2009

    "Modern day pickpockets don't need to touch you to steal your money", warns ThinkGeek on the emergence of RFID-enabled credit and debit cards. Although such thieves would have to be high tech wizards complete with the necessary kit, if you want to be...

  • EAT to offer contactless payment nationwide
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    EAT to offer contactless payment nationwide

    By 2 November 2009

    Barclaycard has announced another high street retailer is to roll out a contactless payment system for its OnePulse cards. Sandwich, soup and cofee shop EAT is to offer wave and pay transactions across its entire chain of 100 stores from mid-November....

  • Boots to trial contactless payment
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    Boots to trial contactless payment

    By 14 May 2009

    Boots is the latest retailer - and arguably one of the largest to date - to announce it is to trial a contactless payment system. The high street chain is teaming up with MasterCard and RBS WorldPay for 15 stores in London and six in Liverpool to let...

  • NXP announces industry standard NFC chip
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    NXP announces industry standard NFC chip

    By 11 May 2009

    Contactless payment with your mobile phone is a step closer to wider adoption as an industry development that sees a universal platform created for the technology, has now been announced. Philips' NXP has unveiled what it says is the world's first truly...