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.
Alcatel Announces the Idol 5S with Stereo Speakers
Alcatel today marked the debut of the Idol 5S, the latest in its flagship series. Like its predecessors, the 5S features an aluminum frame, curved glass front and rear surfaces, powerful stereo speakers, and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.
Nokia 6 to Be Available from Amazon Next Month
HMD Global, the company that makes Nokia-branded handsets, today said it will sell the Nokia 6 smartphone in the U.S. via Amazon.
Alcatel's Modular A50 Parties with Light Up LED Accessory
Alcatel today followed through on its promise to bring the A5 LED to the U.S., though it has changed the phone's name to simply the Alcatel A50. The phone, first revealed in February, is compatible with a handful of modular accessories, the most significant of which features an LED-covere panel that can blink a few dozen LEDs with color.
Alcatel's A30 Plus Bumps Up the Screen, Processor, Camera and Battery
Alcatel today announced the A30 Plus, an improved version of the A30 we saw earlier this year. This entry-level Android handset includes a 5.5-inch 720p HD screen (up from 5.0 inches) and a 1.5 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor (up from 1.1 GHz) with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage.