Google Wallet to Launch Today, September 19th? (Rumor)

Roughly four months after it made its on-stage debut, Google Wallet is readying for its real-world arrival. According to information obtained by TechCrunch, various partners have been receiving notices advising that the near-field communication (NFC) technology/service will be ready to roll ...

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RadioShack to Begin Taking Google Wallet Payments on September 1st?

The first signs of a nationwide rollout for Google Wallet have come in the form of a leaked internal RadioShack email. According to the screen shot passed to Engadget, The Shack is set to start accepting Google Wallet payments on September 1st. We’re not really surprised to see RadioShack ...

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NFC-Ready HTC ‘Stunning’ Gets Lost in Translation

Rumors for HTC’s first near field communications-ready handset began swirling last week with findings of a few Trademark applications with NFC ties.  Shortly after that, whispers of a phone known as the HTC Stunning were tossed into the mix.  With only one known specification, a 4-inch ...

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HTC Files Trademark for ‘CloseConnect’, Possible NFC Implications

HTC recently filed for a trademark on the terms ‘CloseConnect’ and ‘HTC CloseConnect’, leading many (including us) to believe this might be their branded take on near field communications (NFC).  As some of you might already know, HTC has yet to offer a smart phone with ...

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Kyocera Details Gingerbread Update for Dual-Screen Echo [UPDATE]

Kyocera’s website is now listing the details for the Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread update as it pertains to their dual-screen Echo.  Expected to have begun rolling out this week, the update brings a number of new features to the device, breathing new functionality into the handset.  Among the ...

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Paypal Readying NFC Powered Funds Transfers

You knew it would not take long for Paypal to jump onto the NFC train,the lure of making major coin in transaction fees every time someone uses their mobile device to transfer money is just too much for the financial giant to pass up.

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T-Mobile to Launch Huawei Sonic, Phone or Hotspot?

A few weeks ago we told you about the Huawei Sonic, an entry-level Android device with NFC capabilities. It was scheduled for a launch in Turkey for only $215 off contract, and it’s also running on Android 2.3. Now it looks like T-Mobile is planning to launch this device in the States as ...

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Huawei Sonic is Inexpensive Gingerbread Android

If you are looking for a cheap NFC device, look no further than the Huawei Sonic. The Huawei Sonic is a new, non-released, low-end Android device that sports the savvy new NFC compatibilities. Huawei Sonic is set to release in Turkey for a low price of $215. There is no word if this phone ...

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Sony Ericsson Jumping on the NFC Train

NXP, the company that manufactured the NFC chip found in the Nexus S, has just announced their latest partner: Sony Ericsson. It's surprising to me that SE didn't announce this on their own, but that's another story for another day. The big news here is that good ol' Sony Ericsson has beaten ...

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Google Wallet Ushers in New Era of Commerce

The future of commerce was unveiled today as Google, FirstData, Sprint, Citi, and MasterCard announced Google Wallet.  Confirming many of the recent rumors, the service is rolling out across select markets later this summer (San Francisco, New York) on handsets that offer NFC (Nexus S 4G).  How ...

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Sprint Expected to Launch NFC Payments in 5 Cities May 26th

On May 26th, Google/ Sprint will be enabling NFC (near field communication) in 5 cities, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington D.C. The only unfortunate part is that the only device that will work in these new locations is the Sprint Nexus S 4G. If you unfamiliar with ...

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Google Takes Another Step Towards Making NFC Payments a Reality

For those of us Android users that are looking forward to being able to literally do everything with our Android powered smart phones, Google has taken another step towards making that a reality by partnering with Mastercard and Citigroup to make NFC payments a reality.

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Google Installing Thousands of Special Cash- Register Systems for NFC Test

Google is expected to begin testing the NFC payment option within the next four months, using phones such as the Nexus S.

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Gingerbread 2.3.3 Gives Developers NFC Read/Write Capabilities

In an post on the Android Developer Blog, the Android team announced an update to Gingerbread, Android 2.3.3, that gives the developers the option to both read and write to any standard NFC chip. Previously, only read access was possible. NFC (Near Field Communication) was one of the big things ...

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Open NFC is Released!

Say what you will about the Nexus S, it brought into sharp relief a technology that is all but ignored in the US – Near Field Communications. While tech hungry young adults the world over celebrated this as some kind of new and inventive thing, the truth is that NFC has been around for ...

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