NFC archive

  • Nokia launches NFC-enabled 6216 classic
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    Nokia launches NFC-enabled 6216 classic

    By 23 April 2009

    Nokia has announced a new Near Field Communication (NFC) device, and its third to date, the Nokia 6216 classic. It's Nokia's first SIM-based NFC device which means operators can build NFC services on to the SIM card, so the launch of this phone may help...

  • Orange and Barclaycard team up for contactless phone payments
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    Orange and Barclaycard team up for contactless phone payments

    By 9 March 2009

    Orange and Barclaycard have announced a partnership to develop "a range of mobile, financial and payment services that will change the way we pay". The companies will launch co-branded products and services that will let their combined 28 million customers...

  • Barclays announces contactless debit cards
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    Barclays announces contactless debit cards

    By 7 January 2009

    Barclays has announced it is to offer contactless Visa debit cards to its customers. From March, most Barclays debit cards that are issued or reissued will have contactless technology built in as standard. Barclays says this will mean more than three...

  • Pret A Manger to roll out contactless payment
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    Pret A Manger to roll out contactless payment

    By 27 November 2008

    Pret A Manger has announced it is to offer contactless payment facilities following a successful trial in London. The sandwich shop chain said it will roll-out the integrated contactless electronic point-of-sale systems to 171 UK stores. Due to be completed...

  • GSMA calls for more NFC-enabled handsets
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    GSMA calls for more NFC-enabled handsets

    By 18 November 2008

    The GSMA, the global trade group for the mobile industry, is calling for full NFC functionality to be built-in to commercially available mobile handsets from mid-2009. The group, backed by industry partners who have carried out successful "Pay-Buy-Mobile"...

  • Parrot Specchio digi photo frame launches
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    Parrot Specchio digi photo frame launches

    By 24 October 2008

    Parrot has launched another "designer" digital photo frame, the Parrot Specchio by contemporary French artist Martin Szekely. The Parrot Specchio becomes a mirror when it is turned off, allowing the PR blurb to waffle thusly: "Like a precious jewel, its...

  • BMW and NXP launch world's first multifunctional car key
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    BMW and NXP launch world's first multifunctional car key

    By 22 October 2008

    BMW and NXP Semiconductors, a Philips company, have unveiled a prototype of the world's first "multifunctional" car key. The prototype product features contactless payment, personalised access control, and advanced functionalities including public transport...

  • O2 reports results of NFC Wallet trial
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    O2 reports results of NFC Wallet trial

    By 2 September 2008

    O2 has released the results of its NFC-based "Wallet" trial and the findings look positive for the future of contactless payment in the UK. In Europe's largest ever such experiment the O2 Wallet trial took place over 6 months and involved 500 guinea pigs...

  • Parrot launches first NFC-enabled speaker
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    Parrot launches first NFC-enabled speaker

    By 16 April 2008

    Parrot has announced the launch of Parrot PARTY Black Edition, what they claim is the first commercialised speaker system to integrate Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. Where in the past pairing phones with Bluetooth devices has involved navigating...

  • NFC-enabled Nokia 6212 classic announced
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    NFC-enabled Nokia 6212 classic announced

    By 15 April 2008

    Nokia has introduced the Nokia 6212 classic featuring integrated Near Field Communication (NFC). The 3G handset will allow owners to share content, access services and information as well as conduct payments and ticketing with one tap of the device, such...

  • Young Toys launches Zeki "kid-phone"
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    Young Toys launches Zeki "kid-phone"

    By 25 February 2008

    Launched in Korea from Young Toys, the new "Zeki" is a "kid-use digital toy phone". Through Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, the Zeki can communicate with the parent's phone over up to 80 metre distance and data can be exchanged too. As well...

  • Oyster scheme to offer a watch
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    Oyster scheme to offer a watch

    By 29 January 2008

    The cashless payment scheme Oyster is to launch a new way to pay for London transport users, it is being reported. As well as the Oyster cards, the Barclaycard-flavoured Oyster cards and a new Nokia/O2 phone trial, the scheme will extend the contactless...

  • Nokia unveils new eco phone concept
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    Nokia unveils new eco phone concept

    By 12 December 2007

    Nokia has made a new bid to cut down on its environmental footprint with its latest eco concept. The Nokia Eco Sensor Concept has been conceived by the clever chaps at the Nokia Research Center. It is a two-part device, which lets users stay connected...

  • O2, Nokia to start Tube-Phone trials
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    O2, Nokia to start Tube-Phone trials

    By 28 November 2007

    O2 has officially announced the launch of the rumoured "Tube-Phone" as a 6-month trial across London. 500 O2 customers will be given the already-launched Nokia 6131 NFC handset installed with the "O2 Wallet" and 200 quid pre-loaded by the nice folk at...

  • Mobile phone payments to be used by 52 million by 2011
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    Mobile phone payments to be used by 52 million by 2011

    By 30 October 2007

    New forecasts from Juniper Research show that around 52 million consumers will adopt new mobile technologies such as NFC (Near Field Communication) and other physical mobile payment methods to pay for everyday goods and services by 2011. They say, this...

  • Wireless USB to see 1.1 specification
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    Wireless USB to see 1.1 specification

    By 1 October 2007

    The Wireless USB Promoter Group – including such companies as HP, Intel, LSI Corporation, Microsoft, NEC, NXP Semiconductors, and Samsung – have announced that they are developing the Wireless USB 1.1 Specification. Obviously building on the Wireless...

  • 02 Wireless Festival goes high-tech
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    02 Wireless Festival goes high-tech

    By 4 June 2007

    This year's O2 Wireless Festival is going high-tech with the use of Near Field Communication that will give Oyster card swipe functionality to mobile phones, making it possible for people to wave their handsets to pay for purchases, download content or...

  • CES 2007: Nokia launches 6131 NFC, N76, and N93i
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    CES 2007: Nokia launches 6131 NFC, N76, and N93i

    By 8 January 2007

    In addition to the N800 Internet Tablet, Nokia also launched new mobile phone models and Bluetooth headsets. The 6131 NFC phone is the first to feature Near Field Communications, which supports data transfer and payment and ticketing with a tap of the...