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MWC 2010

The main topic of this year’s MWC was mobile application, so called „Apps“. Hence MNOs try to fight Apples App-Store and Android ‚Market“ with WAC (Wholesale Application Community) which so focusing on JIL’s Widget Standard. Vodafone’s 360 already counts on this platform.

With regard to NFC devices nothing really new was shown. Most vendors still do their demos with the Nokia 6212. The UICC Manufactures such as Gemalto, G&D, Oberthure or even NTTDoCoMo shop their demos on the Nokia 6216 or the Samsung S5230.

Manufacturer such as G&D also focus on solutions, which combine an Antenna with a UICC. These implementations are still prototypes.

Inside Contactless announced that its stack „openNFC“ will be open source soon, which then could be integrated into operating systems of mobile devices such as Android or Symbian. But still, Inside was not yet able to show any devices with their chip and the openNFC Stack.

Another hot topic regarding contactless technology was NFC stickers. They should help to penetratethe market with contactless infrastructure as NFC handsets are not available and therefore help to bridge the gap. Sagem Orga showed a nice demo with their contactless sticker supporting NFC and Bluetooth. The sticker is charged through the electromagnetic field of the reader.

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