Isis Pushes Launch Back to October
An executive with Isis, the mobile payment joint venture between AT&T, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon Wireless, has delayed its September launch by one month. The delay marks the second by Isis this year, which originally planned to launch during the first half of the year. Isis' head of marketing, Jaymee Johnson, told Reuters that the organization is "wrapping things up and finishing final punch list of items." Isis will launch first in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Austin, Texas. Johnson told Reuters that Isis will have hundreds of merchant partners when it launches next month, and that number will expand to thousands quickly. Isis is a competitor to Google Wallet, which is available on select Sprint and Nexus devices.
Verizon-Branded Wear24 Smartwatch Streets May 11
Verizon Wireless today said its Wear24 Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch will go on sale May 11. Verizon announced the device earlier this year, but did not have availability details at the time.
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.
Isis Rebrands to Softcard
Isis, the mobile payment venture backed by AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless, today said its new name will be Softcard. The service will remain the same, only the name is changing.
Softcard 'Working with Apple' to Work on iPhone 6
Softcard, the mobile payment venture backed by AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless, today said it is "actively working with Apple to enable Softcard on the iPhone in 2015," according to CEO Michael Abbott. Softcard said Apple's decision to support NFC is "very significant and sets the stage for rapid scale adoption of mobile commerce." Softcard (the new brand name for Isis) has been available to Android smartphones since November 2013 and the iPhone via a special case since early 2014.
You know what would be nice....
Otherwise you can't really call Isis a "competitor".