Posts Tagged ‘NFC’

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    Gemalto offers mobile security through latest Connection Hub

    September 8, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Gemalto has introduced its Allynis Trusted Services Hub, a business service that is intended to enable financial institutions, enterprises, transport operators and digital service providers to benefit from a single connection in order to securely deploy their...

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    Mobile payments: BLE vs NFC isn’t a fair fight

    March 11, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off

    There’s a new kid on the block in the payments environment that promises to deliver even greater convenience and practicality. It’s called ‘Bluetooth Low Energy’, or BLE, and it’s based on technology which is over a decade old. Be that as it may,...

  • Near-Field Communication: Fad or phase?

    October 15, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off

    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...

  • BlackBerry bring the tunes with Music Gateway

    May 1, 2012 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off

    RIM recently introduced a new accessory, the BlackBerry Music Gateway, at the BlackBerry Solutions Showcase. The new BlackBerry Music Gateway lets users wirelessly play music to their home or car stereo from your BlackBerry smartphone, BlackBerry PlayBook...

  • NFC adoption still far in SA’s future

    April 24, 2012 • OpinionComments Off

    South African banks and retailers are likely to be slow to adopt near-field communications (NFC) technology for mobile payments because of the high costs of installing point-of-sale terminals and other enabling infrastructure. That’s the word from Tim...

  • NFC-enabled Nokia Lumia 610 launched

    April 11, 2012 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off

    Nokia today announced an NFC version of the recently-launched Nokia Lumia 610, the most affordable smartphone in the Lumia range. Orange will be the first operator to range the Lumia 610 NFC, which can pair with NFC accessories and read NFC tags. The Lumia...

  • Warid Congo launches Mobicash

    February 19, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (4)

    Warid Congo, a telecommunication operator in the Republic of Congo, has announced the launch of Warid Mobicash across its network. This offer is based on Mobile Money technology from Mobicash. Warid MobiCash solution offers an approach to mobile payment that...

  • RIM releases new BBM and OS update

    January 10, 2012 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off

    A wide range of software improvements await BlackBerry 7 smartphone customers as Research In Motion is showcasing the new BlackBerry 7.1 OS as well as updates to the BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), BlackBerry Traffic and BlackBerry Travel apps at this year’s...

  • Absa starts NFC trials for retail

    December 6, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    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

    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

    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...

  • BlackBerry Bold 9900 launches in SA

    September 7, 2011 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Handset maker Research In Motion revealed that the Blackberry Bold 9900 smartphone is available in South Africa through mobile service provider Vodacom. BlackBerry revealed that the Bold 9900 is the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone currently on the market, and...