Google Wallet and Apple Will Force MNO Cooperation in Mobile Wallet Wars, Says ...

MarketWatch (press release) - ‎Nov 23, 2011‎
NEW YORK, Nov 23, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Mobile wallets are coming, and while MNOs will provide the majority of NFC-based mobile wallets, their market share will erode between 2012 and 2016 as Google and Apple claim loyal users. "By the end of 2012, ...

Apple rumored to add iOS e-wallet via NFC to 2012 iPhone

CNET - ‎Nov 22, 2011‎
Checking out at the grocery store could be as easy as buying a game from the App Store, thanks to NFC technology rumored to be included in the 2012 iPhone. According to reports from tech industry site ...

Apple, Microsoft Reported to Include NFC in 2012 Smartphones

Wired News - ‎Nov 22, 2011‎
It's the most wonderful time of the year…again. The holidays are coming, yes, but we're talking about the biggest gadget-related event of the season coming in a little over a month: The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. ...

Why mobile payments haven't gone mainstream

CNN International - ‎Nov 22, 2011‎
Google Wallet's payments only work for Sprint Nexus S users who also have a Citibank Mastercard or a Google prepaid card. Editor's note: Amy Gahran writes about mobile tech for CNN.com. She is a San Francisco Bay Area ...

Apple Expected To Include NFC in iPhone 5

ITProPortal - 25 Nov, 2011
Apple has been considering the integration of Near Field Communication technology in its iPhones for some time, now a report emanating from handset manufacturers in Asia indicates it is highly likely we will see an e-Wallet (or i-Wallet) application ...

NFC May Come With the iPhone 5

Planet Insane - 25 Nov, 2011
The near field communications technology or NFC technology may be included on the supposed next version of the iPhone of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), the iPhone 5. The reported Apple iPhone 5 is widely anticipated to be released by the company by next year. ...

Apple, not carriers, will drive NFC growth

Rethink Wireless - 25 Nov, 2011
Mobile payments based on NFC have been talked up relentlessly this year by the operators, which believe this is a link in the mobile chain they can control because NFC is usually integrated with their SIM cards. ...

Apple 'to bring in NFC for next iPhone'

sQuidcard - 25 Nov, 2011
It has been claimed that Apple will be bringing in near field communication (NFC) technology for the next incarnation of the iPhone. Asian publication DigiTimes states that the iPhone 5, which will launch next summer, will have contactless payment ...

NFC-Based Mobile Wallet Feature Looking Like A Virtual Lock For iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 News Blog (blog) - 25 Nov, 2011
One new capability that is looking more and more like a certainty for iPhone 5 is Near Field Communication (NFC) mobile “digital wallet” support. http://www.abiresearch.com/research/1003509 A new ABI Research study entitled “Mobile Wallet Strategies” ...

How mobile payments and digital wallets will open up new opportunities in travel

Tnooz - ‎Nov 24, 2011‎
The first person I ever saw using a QR code in an email signature line was Jarad Miller, around the time he was moving into his current role with United Airlines as managing director for self-service and emerging technology. ...

RIM, Apple, Microsoft All Taking A Swipe At NFC Mobile Payment Technology

paidContent:UK - ‎Nov 24, 2011‎
As the Black Friday shopping opportunities continue to pile up, the mentions of mobile payment services get ever more frequent, too: in just the last two days, no less than four major mobile players have been linked with new initiatives around NFC ...

Prospects for mobile payment technologies compared " study

Telecompaper (subscription) - ‎Nov 24, 2011‎
Research firm Park Associates has compared the various technologies in use for mobile payments in the USA. Based on total value transactions, NFC enabled mobile wallet solutions came out on top. The analysis looked at the different segments, ...

Apple Rumored to Add NFC to the iPhone in 2012

TechnoBuffalo - ‎Nov 23, 2011‎
Once again the rumors that Apple will be adding NFC (Near Field Communications) to the iPhone has reared its head, and this time it is squarely targeting 2012, or the iPhone 5 if you will. ...

More than 50% of smartphones to have NFC in two to three years

SmartCompany.com.au - ‎Nov 23, 2011‎
More than 50% of smartphones may have NFC within the next two to three years, according to a group of Taiwanese phone makers attributed to in a DigiTimes story. Sources alluded to in the story have said that barring no technological hitches, ...

NFC-Capable iPhone Coming in 2012

iSource - ‎Nov 23, 2011‎
Running up to the introduction of the iPhone 4S there were rumors that Apple would include near field communication technology in the then-forthcoming device. This obviously did not happen, but a new report from DigiTimes claims that the technology ...

NFC Mobile Payments Gain Momentum With New Partnership, Standards

eWeek - ‎Nov 23, 2011‎
Near-field communication gained traction recently as more companies announced new programs and partnerships to enable users to make payments using mobile devices. Companies are exploring near-field communication technology to spur mobile payments using ...

iPhone, Windows Phone getting NFC support in 2012?

IntoMobile - ‎Nov 23, 2011‎
As support for near-field communication on mobile phones slowly expands, there are two major platforms still holding off. Apple's iOS and Windows Phone have yet to add NFC capabilities to their respective operating systems, but Digitimes is reporting ...

Report: Apple to add near-field communication tech to next iPhone

Appolicious - ‎Nov 23, 2011‎
For a lot of companies operating in the mobile sphere, near-field communication (NFC) is the future. The technology that allows smartphones to interact with other devices when they come in close proximity with one another, is already being leveraged by ...

Why Apple could help kick-start NFC next year

GigaOm - ‎Nov 23, 2011‎
The market for NFC (near field communication) enabled phones is still quite small, but it's expected to blossom next year as Apple and Microsoft could join the party, launching NFC-equipped iPhones and ...

Apple to Deliver NFC iPhones in 2012

Minyanville.com - ‎Nov 23, 2011‎
Slowly but surely, near-field communication, or NFC, has been trickling into Android, Symbian, and BlackBerry devices. The wireless technology enables handsets to share information with a quick tap or swipe, ...

Study Says 50% Of Mobile Devices To Have NFC Within 3 Years

Coolest Gadget Reviews - ‎Nov 23, 2011‎
For quite some time now, we've been hearing how contactless payment systems will begin to surface at retail locations and mobile wallets will become a new dominant payment system. If this sounds like old news, you are probably right in that we've been ...

iPhone 5 Release Date Rumors & News: NFC Enabled iPhone On Track For 2012?

The APPera - ‎Nov 23, 2011‎
The talk of an NFC enabled iPhone 5 has been going on since the beginning of this year. Rumors once again now point to this being a highlight of Apple's next generation iPhone set of features. “As Android, Symbian, BlackBerry and Bada have supported ...

Apple to release NFC iPhone in 2012?

Mobot.net (blog) - ‎Nov 23, 2011‎
NFC has been touted as the next big thing for years but it's only in recent months that it's started to gain momentum with the likes of BlackBerry, Nokia and Samsung chucking it into new handsets. What it really needs is a big buy in from, say, Apple, ...

More than 50% of all smartphones will be NFC enabled in 2-3 years

BGR - ‎Nov 22, 2011‎
We've been hearing that smartphones will transform into mobile wallets “any year now” for at least the past five years. But with the introduction of the Google Nexus S, Google Wallet, the ISIS initiative, and a handful of smartphones with integrated ...

Rumor: Apple to introduce NFC to iPhones in 2012

Macgasm - ‎Nov 22, 2011‎
According to Taiwanese production sources, both Microsoft and Apple are planning on including NFC (Near Field Communications) " the technology in your wave-to-pay credit cards " in their smartphone platforms ...

Near Field Gains Momentum With Standards Support

eWEEK Europe UK - ‎Nov 23, 2011‎
Companies are exploring near-field communication (NFC) technology to spur mobile payments using smartphones. While mainstream adoption is still years away, several recent announcements show that the idea is gaining traction despite lingering security ...

 

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