Nokia Confirms NFC Functionality in the C7
Nokia has confirmed a report that its C7 device does indeed include circuitry supporting near-field communications (NFC). A Nokia spokesperson told Phone Scoop in an email, "The Nokia C7 includes NFC chip but the first software version of the device does not support NFC yet. The software can later be upgraded to support NFC functionality." NFC technology allows devices to make contactless payments by linking them to credit cards and other banking vehicles. Users can tap their phone against am NFC reader, and make wireless electronic payments for goods at retail establishments. Earlier this year, Nokia cancelled a planned device which was equipped with NFC.
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Target Adds Mobile Payment Feature to its App
Target today made it possible for people to make in-store payments with their smartphones through the Target mobile app. Similar to Walmart’s offering, shoppers can link their debit cart to the new Wallet function within the Target app.
NFC Forum Adopts New Spec for Payments, Public Transit
The NFC Forum today said it has ratified and adopted a new specification that will ensure compatibility between a wider range of devices. The NFC Analog Technical Specification Version 2.0 targets the analog portions of the RF interface in NFC devices.
NFC Forum Makes Latest Specs Available to Developers
The NFC Forum today made three adopted specifications and one candidate specification available to developers and hardware manufacturers. The three finalized specs were ratified by the NFC Forum in October and ensure compatibility between a wider range of devices.
iOS 11 to Let Developers Access the iPhone 7's NFC Radio
Apple is about to let iPhone owners use their handsets' NFC radios for more than just Apple Pay. Apple today introduced the CoreNFC API, which will permit the iPhone's NFC radio to detect NFC tags and read the information contained therein.
All that comes to mind (maybe its the hacker/pessimist in me) are cons. The pros just aren't worth the risks.
Any differing view wish to speak up?