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Posts Tagged ‘near field communication’

  • Sony unveils host of new 4k products

    January 8, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Sony unveils host of new 4k products

    At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 in Las Vegas Sony unveiled an expansive line-up of new products and technologies that span the entire consumer entertainment experience – in or out of the home. Sony’s newest devices cover a range of...

  • Near-Field Communication: Fad or phase?

    October 15, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on Near-Field Communication: Fad or phase?

    In recent months, NFC (Near-Field Communication) has become a bit of a buzzword. NFC allows compatible devices, brought in close proximity to one another, to exchange data such as contacts, media files and other information. It is most commonly used as a form...

  • Absa starts NFC trials for retail

    December 6, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Absa starts NFC trials for retail

    Absa has become the first bank in South Africa to roll out their NFC (near-field communication) trials for mobile phones. The trail will initially start with just 500 users, and should get underway in the middle of December. “Absa is the first institution...

  • RIM pilots NFC in Spain

    November 25, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on RIM pilots NFC in Spain

    Research In Motion and Spain’s Telefónica Digital have entered into a pilot program for the Telefónica Wallet, exclusively for BlackBerry smartphones. The wallet works in collaboration with local banks and retailers, and will be rolled out to 350...

  • Blackberry NFC certified by MasterCard

    October 26, 2011 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Blackberry NFC certified by MasterCard

    Research In Motion has 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. The certification was granted on the basis of the...