Tag: NFC

NFC’s outlook downgraded by 95%

Wow, if I had planned my future business on the $1 trillion Strategy Analytics estimate I would be more than a little ticked off when 95% of the predicted market had disappeared. That’s according to a new report from Strategy

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The Apple iPhone and NFC

I’ve been talking a fair bit this week about some of the commercial and consumer challenges regarding mobile payments and NFC. I even had one crazy conversation with a lady that felt that a YouGov survey on the subject was

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BlackBerry’s market positioning in the UK

Gerry Kelliher, a director with RIM, is committed to adding NFC to every new BlackBerry handset in order to cement its position as the frontrunner for NFC technology in the UK. “If customers are interested in NFC in the UK

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NFC simplified

NFC continues to catch the headlines and deliver confusion in almost equal doses. This article, www.pcworld.com/article/252766/5_important_facts_about_nearfield_communications.html, delivers a simple perspective of the situation today under the section headlines: :: It’s Cheap and Easy. :: Adoption Seems Inevitable. :: It’s a Hot Potato for

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First NFC smartphones certified as MasterCard PayPass approved devices

Research In Motion announced the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphones are the first SIM-based NFC smartphones to be certified by MasterCard Worldwide as PayPass-approved devices. With this certification, any MasterCard PayPass-issuing bank globally will be able to

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Will retailers cut NFC out of the loop?

Starbucks’ decision to cut NFC out of the loop could encourage more retailers to take the same route and develop bespoke mobile phone payment apps, instead of waiting for stores and handsets to become NFC compatible. via Will retailers cut

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First BlackBerry NFC phones to arrive later this month

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 NFC-enabled smartphones will start shipping “later this month”, Research in Motion has announced. RIM first unveiled the two phones in May this year and said at the time that they would be available from

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