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12 Dec 2011

Microsoft officially confirmed NFC support in Windows Phone 7

Microsoft officially confirmed NFC support in Windows Phone 7

NFC is a standard that some industries are attempting to standardize, such as Google with their Google Wallet mobile payment services and ISIS, who has teamed up with Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile to provide mobile payment services of their own.Today Microsoft has officially confirmed that their Windows Phone 7 platform does come with support for NFC, but ultimately the decision as to whether to include NFC in Windows Phone devices rests solely on the manufacturers.

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12 May 2011

NFC Version Of Samsung Galaxy S II hitting UK on July

NFC Version Of Samsung Galaxy S II hitting UK on July

UK will be getting the NFC enabled Samsung Galaxy S II this July.

The downside is that the NFC version will only be the 16GB version while the rest of the world runs about with the 32GB version.

But of course there will be the microSD slot where you can expand the memory an additional 32GB should you choose to.

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16 Nov 2010

Android 2.3 Gingerbread will support near-field communication

Android 2.3 Gingerbread will support near-field communication

Yesterday during the web 2.0 summit, Google's CEO Eric Schmidt showed some of the features of the Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It will support near-field communication (NFC) that would allow users to pay for different Services like with a credit card.

Though the NFC will be available in Android 2.3 but this will also require phones to have an NFC chip inside without which this will not work.

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16 Apr 2008

New Nokia 6212 Classic with NFC Unveiled

New Nokia 6212 Classic with NFC Unveiled

Nokia has revealed its first NFC-enabled (Near Field Communications) 3G cell phone, the 6212 Classic.

For those who forgot or didn't know, NFC is a wireless technology developed by Nokia that provides easy interconnectivity between the two devices and allows for fast and convenient data interchange. The handset should be available for 200 EUR in Europe and Asia in the Q3 2008.

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14 Feb 2008

BenQ T80 and T60 Smartphones Unveiled at MWC

BenQ T80 and T60 Smartphones Unveiled at MWC

BenQ presented its two new smartphones at MWC, the NFC-capable T80 and the lower-end T60.

The first model features a 2.2" display, 3Mpix camera, microSD slot, uses Near Field communication technology, and is DLNA compliant.

The T60 is an ordinary smartphone equipped with a 2Mpix camera and the largest screen among all handsets thinner than 10mm.

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11 Jan 2008

More NFC-enabled Phones come to the US

More NFC-enabled Phones come to the US

Inside Contactless announced that they expect 1-2 million NFC-enabled phones shipping outside of Japan in 2008. They provide NFC chips for manufacturers such as Nokia, Motorola, Samsung and LG for global distribution, and to Kyocera Wireless for their U.S. models.

However, currently the company supplies chips for NFC trials, but hopes to start commercial launches in the U.

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29 Nov 2007

O2 Suggests to Use the NFC-enabled Nokia 6131 as a Mobile Wallet

British carrier O2 came up with the idea of using NFC-enabled cell phones as mobile wallets.

Users will be able to make purchases, access events and even use public transport by touching the phone to a reader. The company announced it will hold a 6 month trial starting November 28, 2007, where 500 participants will each be given a Nokia 6131 NFC handset bundled with O2 Wallet including virtual cards (Oyster and Barclaycard) with NFC functionality.

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