Jim Balsillie guarantees NFC enroute to BlackBerry

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Near field communications technology isn’t exactly new, but it’s catching all sorts of traction in the mobile phone arena. When asked about NFC, Balsillie boldly said that the company would “be fools” not to include NFC in a future BlackBerry smartphone.

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Video: Apple iPhone 4G to Feature RFID-Based NFC

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The first Apple iPhone introduced us to the platform and brought touchscreen handsets to the forefront. The iPhone 3G stepped it up with the App Store and the iPhone 3GS made things faster. What can we expect from the iPhone 4G? It seems that the 2010 edition could have RFID. This latest rumor comes byu […]

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ImCoSys has Linux Smartphone with Skinplex NFC

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As if you haven’t already heard of every possible feature you can find on a PDA phone already, ImCoSys of Switzerland is set to release a smartphone that runs on Linux (hurray!) and features Skinplex NFC. Now, I’m not entirely clear on what that is, but according to the press release, with Skinplex NFC, you […]

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Nokia Launches NFC Shell for Seamless Mobile Payments

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Nokia has announced a new product for secure mobile payments and ticketing, being dubbed as the world’s first Near Field Communications (NFC) product for mobile payments, the first NFC handset will essentially be an enhanced Nokia 3220 phone. The NFC shell for payment and ticketing will allow consumers to conduct seamless transactions simply by touching […]

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Apple iPhone to replace your entire wallet?

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Apple’s latest acquisition of Benjamin Vigier, a man who specializes in near field communications may be the one of the most brilliant moves the California company has ever made. Catapulting the primarily computer-focused business model of Apple, into the world of financial institutions. The day your smartphone replaces your entire wallet is coming very soon, and the iPhone could be the first to take us there.

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Transactions 2.0: Using a mobile phone to pay your restaurant bill

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Leaders from varios mobile payment companies met in a panel discussion at the 8th AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford to discuss the newest wave of payment since the credit card. The discussion, titled Transactions 2.0, was hosted by Randy V. Sabbet J.D., CISSP, Partner, Internet & Data Protection, Sonnenschein. The group covered topics regarding the safety and use of electronic signatures, using a cell phone to pay bills, online payments made by entering a cell phone number instead of a credit card, and a single-click check out process for credit cards using our mobile phones.

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Apple to reveal iPod Touch 4G with camera next month?

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Reports of Apple working at launching “something new” through their retail chain of stores got mildly noticed this week. Apple Insider reports indicate an internal news bulletin was sent out to employees, details were scarce but the unknown product or service, which may or may not be the iPod Touch 4G, is expected to make a “big” impact.

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Visa iPhone case to change how we pay

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The history of our monetary system is a long and exciting tale; barter turning to the use of gold in some places, wampum (shell beads) in others. Sixty years ago the first credit card, Diners Club, came into existence. Today almost all North Americans are packing plastic, if not credit then certainly debit. Within the past fifteen years we’ve seen the rise of e-commerce with companies like PayPal, creating economies within economies. So what’s next on our path of monetary madness? Well if you’ve recently been to Japan, or are dating a Japanese lady (recommended) you probably already know the answer: wireless payment via your cell phones.

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Japanese Movie Posters with Near Field Communication

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Having worked at a movie theatre at one point in my life, I can appreciate a good movie poster when I see one. That said, I have yet to encounter one that really speaks to me. Japan is about to change that. No, I’m not talking about some sort of unique art style or a […]

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Nokia 6131 With RFID For Tap-And-Go Payment

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On the surface, the Nokia 6131 looks like a budget-minded cell phone, but when you integrate an RFID chip under the hood, the unassuming mobile gains a rather interesting function. The modified version has been dubbed the Nokia 6131 NFC for Near Field Communication. Using the RFID chip housed within, the cell phone effectively gets […]

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Payment by Cell Phone Coming to Canada

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We’re catching up! While many of us may think that Canadians and Americans are in a relative stone age when it comes to mobile phone technology, especially when compared to our counterparts in Japan and Korea, it should be noted that strides are being made in the right direction. For example, Royal Bank has teamed […]

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Nokia 6131i With Near Field Communication Technology

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Big deal, right? It’s just another flip phone with a rather standard set of features? Wrong! The Nokia 6131i is pretty darn special, because it is the world’s first business mobile phone integrated with Near Field Communication technology. Set for launch in China (Xiamen, Guangzhou and Beijing), the Nokia 6131i can use its Near Field […]

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Visa, Nokia team up on mobile wallet plan

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That credit card wallet will be in full force sooner than you think. Visa, holding their own at CES, announced a deal with Nokia to make millions of phones into wallets around the world. The full details of the deal have yet to be announced, but we do know that you will be able to […]

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