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  • Editing Team 18:08 on January 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Part of NFC Products Shown at CES 2014 

    Lenovo

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    Sony

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    Panasonic

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    Samsung

    ■WB35F, WB50F, WB350F, WB1100F and WB2200F Cameras: All of the five smart cameras support NFC and Wi-Fi.

    ■NX30 Camera: The new camera centers around an NFC-based “Tag & Go” sharing feature which allows to share files to four devices at the same time.

    ■Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Tablet: The flagship Android-based tablet supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and MHL.

    LG

    ■PD239 Printer: The pocket-sized printer is equipped with NFC and Bluetooth and allows compatible mobile devices to print 5.1×7.6cm (2x3inch) photos.

    ■TurboWash™ Range Washers: These washers are equipped with NFC technology and can pair with other compatible household appliances or mobile devices, providing a smart household appliance solution.

    Asus

    ■M70: World’s first NFC-enabled desktop computer

    Huawei

    ■Ascend Mate 24G Smartphone: The smartphone features a 6.1-inch 720p IPS panel, 4050mAh battery, 5 megapixels on the front and 13 megapixels f/2.0 on the back, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD expansion of up to 64GB, plus Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC.

    ■MEMO Smart Router

    Nokia

    ■Lumia 2520 Tablet: The tablet features Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, Windows 8.1 RT operating system, 2 megapixels on the front and 67 megapixels on the back, Wi-Fi and NFC.

    Canon

    ■PowerShot N100 and PowerShot SX600HS Cameras

    ■IXUS 265HS Camera

    Microlab

    ■MD312 NFC-enabled Bluetooth Headphone

    Coolpad

    ■8970L Smartphone

    Meizu:

    ■MX3 Smartphone

    Hisense

    ■H8c Series Televisions

    ■H9 3D Series Televisions

     
  • Editing Team 17:58 on January 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Nokia Bans HTC Products in Germany over Bluetooth File Sharing via NFC 

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    Things are definitely not looking good for HTC. Due to a legal dispute with Nokia, all sales of Android-based HTC devices are banned in Germany. All this is over a patent that covers file sharing over Bluetooth via NFC, better known as Android Beam.

    HTC is actually being sued in 7 countries over this patent because so far, it has not paid to license it. And since this is not a standard essential patent, it does not have to be licensed under FRAND terms. This means Nokia can basically do what it wants with the patent.

    Since this is a standard feature in all modern Android phones, HTC isn’t the only one who could be in trouble. However, other companies are probably paying for use of this patent. Even so, Google is working to invalidate the patent.

     
  • Editing Team 17:57 on December 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Nokia Launches NFC Bluetooth Headset 

    Nokia-BH-121-NFC-headset-rfid-blogBack to the launch of Nokia Lumia 1320, 1520, and 2520, at that time many people wondered if Guru, a small and square music player, resembling to the 6th generation Apple iPod Nano, would be Nokia’s first music player, but it didn’t launch, so was quickly forgotten.

    Now, Nokia has pushed it straight back into the spotlight, as the BH-121 has been made official. Yet it is not an iPod-like music player. Instead, it’s a Bluetooth headset designed for music. The BH-121 has bright color scheme and can be paired via NFC — simply tapping the two devices together will get them working in unison, or with Bluetooth if you’d prefer.

    There’s a volume rocker, general playback controls, a micro USB port for charging, and an LED indicator to show you the battery status. Best of all, the BH-121 has a 3.5mm headphone port so you can use your own earbuds, or the set of Nokia WH-208 buds included.

    Nokia will put the BH-121 on sale before the end of December, when it will cost a reasonable 40 euros, which is around $55. We’re still waiting to hear Nokia’s international release plans for the device.

     
  • Editing Team 18:25 on December 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Nokia UK Delivers Apps for WP8 via NFC-enabled Calendars 

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    Nokia and NFC marketing specialist Wooshping have teamed up to put 1,500 NFC-enabled advent calendars in mobile phone stores across the UK. The ‘appvent’ calendars offer a different app each day in the run up to Christmas.

    Nokia will be using Wooshping’s Instant platform to change which app Windows Phone 8 users will receive when they tap the calendar on a particular day.

    “This is a really innovative and successful concept that will bring some Christmas cheer to mobile customers and staff up and down the country,” says Carly Wyatt, Nokia UK’s apps marketing manager.

     
  • Editing Team 16:09 on March 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Nokia NFC Writer App Lets Lumia Users Easily Create NFC Tags 

    Nokia-NFC-Writer-app-Lumia-write-tags-rfid-blogNokia has released a new NFC Writer app, which shows how Windows Phone users can use NFC to simplify the process of creating NFC tags.

    The app uses the NFC chip featured in compatible smartphones, like the Lumia 920, and issues commands to NFC tags or stickers that can then be read by most NFC-enabled devices. Creating tags can make it easier to quickly adjust settings, share information with another device or online service, or trigger an action like launching an app or website.

    Nokia’s not the first phone maker to create such an app — Samsung did the same with TecTiles and Sony has its Xperia SmartTags — but the new Writer app is a reminder that NFC’s value is beyond mobile payments. More importantly, it easily shows how to create NFC tags on a Lumia device.

    1. Acquire NFC tags — NFC tags can be purchased as stickers, wristbands, or even key chains. They are sold online and in carrier stores, so it should be pretty easy to find whatever format is best for your needs.

    2. Download the NFC Writer app and then launch it. Select a tag to create, place it at the back of the phone, and you’re done.

    One drawback to NFC Writer is that all of the tags are preprogrammed. It can provide a variety of functions, but if you want to create a tag for something that Nokia hasn’t thought up yet, the app will fall short of expectations. It also lacks the ability to create profiles that trigger multiple actions or settings changes, something other NFC apps for Android are capable of accomplishing.

     
  • Editing Team 18:17 on February 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Nokia Releases NFC Wireless Car Charger 

    Nokia-NFC-wireless-car-charger-rfid-blogAmong a set of new Nokia devices this week, one of the most instantly appealing is the universal NFC Wireless Car Charger. This device is made to work with the Lumia lineup of Nokia devices, working with Qi standard wireless charging as well as embedded NFC to tell your device it’s docked.

    When you dock a device, the wireless charging will start and NFC will be activated, which allows users to open GPS or other application.

    At the bottom of this holder you’ll notice a little space, this being open so that your smartphone’s microUSB can be accessed for a more traditional charging experience. Charging power comes from a lighter plug that’s also got an extra USB port on its back – from there you’ll be able to output power galore once more.

    This device is made for the Lumia lineup and will be sold with Nokia device, and you’ll want to head to the store to test it out before you assume it’ll work perfectly with your wireless charging-capable device. If you only want it for NFC and the port at the bottom for ease in holding whilst charging, you’re in luck!

    Unfortunately there are not details regarding pricing or a release date, so you’ll just have to wait.

     
  • Editing Team 17:31 on November 29, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Windows Phone 8 Tips: Connect Bluetooth Devices via NFC 

    If you have ever connected your PC or phone to a Bluetooth device, you know that it requires multiple steps, which usually include typing a code in order to configure the pairing. But if you have an NFC-enabled speaker, such as the Nokia Play 360 Bluetooth Speaker, you can pair an NFC-enabled Windows Phone 8 handset much more easily.

    To pair the two devices, just tap the phone to the speaker.

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    On the phone, you’ll see a prompt box asking you if you’d like to pair the devices and, if required, turn on Bluetooth.

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    And that’s the whole process. The phone will then quickly issue a happy connection-made sound and you can start playing music — the sound will come from the Bluetooth speaker.

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    In case you’re curious about the mechanics of this connection, here’s how it works: NFC is used here to initiate the connection, or pairing, while Bluetooth is still used, as before, for the actual connection.

     
  • Editing Team 16:53 on August 8, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Nokia to Bring NFC Ticketing to India Metro Rails 

    Nokia-India-metro-NFC-ticketing-rfid-blogNokia India is reportedly in talks with Indian Metro Rail projects to introduce NFC-based ticketing services for its consumers. Nokia seems to be rolling up its sleeves to make sure NFC gets established in India. The report also mentions that Nokia has partnered with the mobile payment company PayMate for NFC solutions and has tied up with leading banks for this service.

    Speaking to the publication, D Shivakumar, Senior Vice President, IMEA region, informed that this service will enable Metro service providers to reduce long queues and other problems associated with getting train tickets and claimed that NFC along with mobile money service would be an ideal solution for this problem.

    The NFC initiative seems to be a part of Nokia’s long term game plan in India because NFC enabled mobile phones are yet to find their way to Indian users.

    NFC technology allows communication between two devices in closer proximity, usually a few centimeters. With the NFC ticketing enabled, user will just be able to tap the phone on the NFC machine to purchase tickets. The process will not only be speedier, but also help cutting down long queues.

     
  • Editing Team 16:35 on July 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Using Nokia Lumia 610 NFC to Cashless Payment 

    Nokia-Lumia610-MasterCard-PayPass-nfc-rfid-blogNokia had announced the new Lumia 610 NFC, which means that you can simply choose what you want to buy, tap – and go.

    If you live in Europe or North America, you might already be familiar with PayPass terminals in shops and food stores. You can use your Nokia Lumia 610 instead of your credit card and bank cards.

    The phone has a built-in NFC chip and new antenna. The signal from the POS terminal is sent to a secure element on the phone – usually a SIM chip – which hosts the PayPass application – and which generates data back to the POS terminal.

    The MasterCard certification process checks the performance of the phone hardware to ensure that the speed of the transaction is fast enough, and the read range – so that the signal can be read at a specific distance from the terminal.

    But if you’re out and about using your phone for payments, you may not care how the technology is put together and certified. You just want to know how to use it, and if it’s secure.

    James Anderson of MasterCard explains that customers will go through their bank to set-up their credit card on their phone. A bank must use only certified devices to run PayPass, like the Nokia Lumia 610 NFC. Once you’ve set your card up, you just touch your phone near the PayPass terminal, and go.

    “Whenever you’re dealing with money, people will have concerns about security,” Anderson says, “but we are a trusted brand and we have built our security from the ground up, using the secure element in the phone, to ensure that PayPass is safe, secure and simple.”

    Customers get the same benefits and liability guarantees as if they were using a card. Once they have a good user experience, their concerns about security rapidly diminish, he added.

    Possibly all you need to know is that with more than 425,000 PayPass terminals in over 40 countries – using your Nokia Lumia 610 NFC certified for PayPass by MasterCard should make life easier, faster and more fluid.

    People find NFC technology interesting when they can use it for something essential like payment—That’s when features like this come to life.

     
  • Derek Du 03:32 on July 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Nokia’ fight on hands, NFC Smart phones 

    NokiaAnssi Vanjoki, Nokia’s new executive vice president, has announced that it will incorporate NFC into all new smart phones next year. The world’s largest mobile phone maker just lowered its 2010 earnings outlook in June, and integrated its own smart phone sector and Ovi service, with a view to developing a competing smart phone against Apple and Blackberry.

    “we have a fight on our hands,” The new vice president Anssi Vanjoki wrote. “The first battle is to bring you products and services you will want to own and use, to inspire you to create and do new things in this ever-changing digital world. I’m ready to take this challenge on, and so is the entire Nokia team.”

    Maybe for Mr.Anssi Vanjoki, to incorporate NFC into smart phones would be his first battle. According to the statistics from market research firm IDC, Nokia sold 67.7 million smart phones by last year, almost double the number of RIM did (3450 million). Therefore, once a significant number of handsets have NFC then the technology will take off, and by the time Apple and others gets round to embedding NFC into their mobile device, Nokia will be a technology leader again.

    In China, Although the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information has not decided yet a national mobile payment standard between 2.4G and 13.56MHz, but with the tendency of the three major carriers have adopted the NFC standard, market prospects became clear. Now with the Nokia’ new smart phone policy, it can be said, NFC almost won the standards battle.

     
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