Isis Scores Point-of-Sale Terminal Support
Isis today announced that VeriFone, Ingenico, ViVOtech and Equinox Payments have agreed to use the Isis mobile commerce platform in their point-of-sale retail terminals. Isis is a joint venture supported by AT&T, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon Wireless. Isis's goal is to bring NFC-based mobile payments to mobile phones and retail locations around the country. The venture recently signed a number of financial institutions, including Chase, Capital One, and BarclayCard. With the point-of-sale terminal makers on board, retailers will be able to update their existing equipment or purchase new equipment for their stores that will be able to accept Isis mobile payments.
Galaxy S8 to Cost $750, S8+ to Cost $850: Carriers Share Launch Details
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones will cost $750 and $850, respectively. The phones share almost all features other than size and both ship with 64 GB of internal storage.
Alcatel A30 Reaches Amazon Prime for Just $60
Amazon recently added the Alcatel A30 to its roster of Prime Exclusives. This entry-level Android handset includes a 5-inch HD screen and a 1.1 GHz Snapdragon 210 processor with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage.
Microsoft Wallet Gains Tap-to-Pay Functionality
Microsoft today updated its Microsoft Wallet app and gave Lumia smartphone owners the ability to make mobile payments at supporting retailers. Windows Mobile has long included a Wallet app, but until today it was reserved for loyalty cards and other retail programs.
Isis Mobile Payment Venture to Change Branding
Isis, the mobile payment venture backed by AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless, has decided to rebrand its service. Isis is making the change after the rise of ISIS, a militant group based in the Middle East, has gained worldwide notoriety.