Isis to Launch Mobile Payments October 22
Isis has confirmed that its mobile payment service will finally get off the ground in the coming days. "Isis will be launching in Austin and Salt Lake City on Oct. 22. By year end, as many as 20 Isis Ready handsets are expected to be in market. We look forward to sharing more details on Oct. 22," the company said in an email sent to The Verge. Isis was expected to launch its mobile payment service earlier this year, but faced delays. Isis didn't say if it will launch across all its carrier partners (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon) simultaneously, or if there will be a staggered launch. Isis also didn't specify what handsets will work with the service. An Isis application recently appeared in the Google Play Store, though it can only be seen by T-Mobile-branded smartphones. In August, a software update distributed to the Samsung Galaxy S II added Isis compatibility.