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Sprint announces LG Viper 4G LTE, to come with Android 2.3 and NFC

  Sprint’s coming out with some killer stuff lately, to include the Galaxy Nexus and their new LTE network. Well, it just keeps coming, with Sprint’s new announcement of the

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Google Wallet coming to vending machines around the country

Google’s single tap method of payment coming to snack machines in various markets.

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Proxama unveils MasterCard NFC mobile payment reference kit

Earlier this week, Proxama unveiled their MasterCard NFC mobile payment reference kit to help companies better understand the technology behind NFC payments.  Shown off at  the Cartes convention in Paris,

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Google Maps updated to support NFC for Android Beam

Google Maps was recently updated with a seemingly inconsequential addition: “Reduced app storage size with downloads for different screen resolutions.” It isn’t until actually updating that we find the real

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NJ TRANSIT begins accepting Google Wallet payments for bus, train

Much has been made about the retail aspect of Google Wallet and how NFC will revolutionize payments at stores and restaurants. The idea of tapping your handset against a card

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Motorola Introduces two new Bluetooth Headsets With Cool Features

The new devices feature voice recognition, NFC, and improved battery life.

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Participating Subway Restaurants now Accepting Google Wallet Payments

Google Wallet might be a cool concept but it will remain a concept unless the majority of business starts to accept Google’s mobile payment method. Google partnered up with a

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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

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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

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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

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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).

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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

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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

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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