Motorola Teams With MasterCard On Wallet Phones
Oct 12, 2004, 10:43 AM by (staff)
updated Motorola today announced that it will conduct a field trial of mobile phones enabled with MasterCard® PayPass™, a new "contactless" payment option based on Near Field Communications (NFC) technology. The system is similar to the FeliCa system introduced earlier this year in Japan by NTT DoCoMo. Phones with the NFC technology can replace not only credit cards, but also key cards and ID cards. To conduct a transaction, the phone is simply placed within two inches of a PayPass reader. The technology can also be used for mass transit and event ticketing. New functions can be securely downloaded to the phone over the mobile network, extending the functionality at any time. The NFC chip is two-way, allowing the phone to also act as an NFC reader for NFC cards and devices, enabling a variety of marketing and promotional applications.
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.
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.
Amazon Makes Mobile Wallet App Available
Amazon recently released a mobile wallet application for Android-based smartphones. The app, which Amazon has labeled a beta, lets people store gift cards, loyalty cards, and membership cards, which can be scanned or typed directly into the app.
NO ME ENCANTA
i suppose someday we'll all be have some kind of awesome new technology implanted under our skin at birth, and we'll think it's great that we no longer have to carry keys or credit cards or driver's licenses with us because our entire identity will be linked to that...
WATCH FOR THE SIGNS!!!
I would love this...