Items tagged with near field communication

Assuming the latest iPhone 6 rumor is true, Apple's next handset will feature pay-by-touch technology. That's because Apple is reportedly in cahoots with NXP Semiconductors, a chipmaker located in the Netherlands, to integrate near-field communication (NFC) technology into the iPhone 6, which Apple will likely unveil on September 9, 2014. The lack of NFC support has been one of the main criticisms of the iPhone for the past few model releases. Whereas it's much easier to find an Android device supporting NFC than it is to find one that doesn't, Apple has turned a blind eye to the technology up to this point, though that's finally about to change, it seems. It's believed the red box is where the... Read more...
Samsung and Google announced the Nexus S, the first smartphone to feature Android 2.3 also known as Gingerbread. With Android 2.3, you'll get a new and improved keyboard with multi-touch support, support for VoIP/SIP, and a new user interface. Touting a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, this smartphone also features Near Field Communication (NFC) technology which lets you read information from stickers and posters that have NFC chips. The Nexus S is powered by a 1GHz Samsung application processor and 16GB of internal memory. It also has a 5 megapixel rear facing camera and camcorder as well as a VGA front facing camera. The Nexus S smartphone will be available as an unlocked smartphone from Best... Read more...
After Apple recently hired an expert in near field communication (NFC) technology, there is speculation that Apple could be working on a contactless payment system for its iPhone. Benjamin Vigier has been working with near field communication technology since 2004. Vigier is now the new product manager for mobile commerce at Apple. Most recently, Vigier was the product manager for mobile wallet, payment and NFC at mFoundry. At mFoundry, Vigier conceived and managed the PayPal Mobile service and Starbucks' barcode-based mobile payments service. He also has worked on developing mobile wallet applications for two top US mobile network operators as well as a NFC wallet application for a top three... Read more...