List/Grid Monthly Archives: August 2011

NXP Confirms Chip Supply for Huawei Android Phone

NXP Confirms Chip Supply for Huawei Android Phone

NXP Semiconductors has announced it is supplying the NFC chip for the Android phone launched this summer by Turkish operator Turkcell and made by Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei. The… Read more »

Samsung Announces Two NFC-Optional Smartphones Supporting Bada

Samsung Announces Two NFC-Optional Smartphones Supporting Bada

Samsung Electronics today announced two smartphones running its bada 2.0 operating system that support NFC as an optional feature. The Samsung Wave M and Wave Y will be available in… Read more »

Chinese Social-Networking Site Promotes NFC with Nokia Tie-in

Chinese Social-Networking Site Promotes NFC with Nokia Tie-in

Chinese social-networking site Jiepang has expanded its use of NFC, and has announced a tie-in with Nokia and the handset maker’s new line of affordable NFC-enabled smartphones. A Jiepeng app… Read more »

Nokia Announces More NFC Symbian Phones; Payment Supported in 2012

Nokia Announces More NFC Symbian Phones; Payment Supported in 2012

Updated: Nokia today launched three new NFC-enabled Symbian smartphones, along with yet another update to its Symbian operating system, but the handset maker told NFC Times it will not support… Read more »

Nokia Announces New NFC-Enabled Symbian Phones and OS Update

Nokia Announces New NFC-Enabled Symbian Phones and OS Update

Nokia today launched three new NFC-enabled Symbian smartphones, along with yet another update to its Symbian operating system, called “Belle,” which the handset maker says makes NFC a “deeply-integrated” feature…. Read more »

RIM Announces New NFC-Enabled BlackBerry

RIM Announces New NFC-Enabled BlackBerry

Research in Motion has launched a new Blackberry handset with built-in NFC support, part of its lower-end Curve series. It not yet clear which telcos will introduce NFC services with… Read more »

Germany’s National Railway to Roll Out NFC ‘Touchpoints’

Germany’s National Railway to Roll Out NFC ‘Touchpoints’

German national railway, Deutsche Bahn, plans to roll out its NFC-based ticketing service, TouchTravel, to its long-distance stations throughout Germany this year, a spokesman confirmed to NFC Times. The spokesman… Read more »

China UnionPay Makes Its M-Payment Move with MicroSD Cards

China UnionPay Makes Its M-Payment Move with MicroSD Cards

China’s fast-growing bank-card network China UnionPay is making its move this year into mobile payment–and may try to outflank China’s big mobile operators by pushing for microSD cards to carry… Read more »

Canada’s Rogers Planning NFC Mobile-Payment Launch

Canada’s Rogers Planning NFC Mobile-Payment Launch

Rogers Wireless, Canada’s largest mobile operator, is gearing up for an NFC mobile-payment launch, NFC Times has learned. The telco is planning to work with at least one bank and… Read more »

UK: Museum Goers Tap Their Phones for Further Information

UK: Museum Goers Tap Their Phones for Further Information

The project has launched at the Museum of London and its sister institution, the Museum of London Docklands, which together got a combined 600,000 visitors last year. Users can tap… Read more »

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