Samsung Plans Digital Wallet Phones
Aug 31, 2004, 1:51 PM by (staff)
Philips yesterday announced a deal with Samsung to put Philips Near Field Communication (NFC) chips in certain future Samsung mobile phones. NFC is a very-short-range wireless (contactless) technology designed to connect devices no more than a few centimeters apart. Uses include both content transfer and secure "digital wallet" applications. Philips, Nokia, and Sony are all charter members of the NFC Forum.
Innovative Keyboard Case is Both Wireless and Battery-Free
One2Touch has a new keyboard case for Android phones called SlimType that uses NFC technology in a unique way to connect to a phone. Most keyboard cases have a battery or physical connector that adds bulk.
Samsung Pay Launches In the US
Samsung today made its mobile payment service, Samsung Pay, available to U.S. consumers.
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.
NFC Forum Approves New Security Specification
The NFC Forum today approved the Signature Record Type Definition (RTD) 2.0 technical specification, which will help authenticate the data stored on NFC tags. According to the NFC Forum, Signature RTD 2.0 lets developers verify the integrity of data within NFC Data Exchange Format messages, which is the core of how NFC tags and devices communicate with one another.