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.
T-Mobile Says 5G Network On Deck for 2020
T-Mobile today said it will deploy 5G across much of the country within a few years using its low-band 600 MHz spectrum. “We’re committed to drive a 5G rollout by 2020 across the nation,” said T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray during an investor conference.
T-Mobile to Buy Layer3 TV and Launch TV Service Next Year
T-Mobile has set its sights on the cable TV industry and hopes to disrupt that market beginning next year. The company today announced plans to acquire Layer3 TV, which already delivers internet-based television service in five markets around the country.
Blu Life One X3 Adopts Metal-and-Glass Design and Packs 5,000mAh Battery
Blu Products today announced the Life One X3, a mid-range handset from the unlocked phone maker. The One X3 has a curved-edge glass screen and an aluminum frame painted in matte black.
Huawei's Honor 7X Available for Pre-Order Today for $199
Huawei said its Honor 7X handset will be available to U.S. consumers beginning today.
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.