Archive for August, 2011
Anna enables NFC on C7
Written by NFC Admin Donnerstag, 18 August 2011 09:38
Nokia’s C7 finally receives NFC support through the firmware with the Codename ‘Anna’. Still the phone does not support card emulation. Users have already been able to test the NFC functionality of Nokia C7 at MWC in Barcelona or WIMA in Monaco. Applications like Angry Birds make already use of the NFC features of the Nokia platform.
Nokia promotes their idea of “Open NFC” where the mobile phone is only used for tag reading and NFC peer-2-peer applications. But still, there is the possibility, that the C7 will be enabled for the use of the SIM card as the secure element. This is due to that fact, that the C7 is equipped with PN544 supporting the single wire protocol.
mpass plans to use NFC for POS payment
Written by NFC Admin Mittwoch, 17 August 2011 10:05
mpass is a payment service of German’s mobile network operator vodafone, O2 and T-Mobile. The three operators team up in order to enable customers for mobile payment. Mpass was already launched in 2008 (announced at the MCTA in Berlin) but didn’t shake a leg. To use the service, customers simply need a SIM card of the MNOs mentioned above as well as a bank account or a prepaid contract. Customers can pay currently at online stores with a PIN/TAN system. The Mpass GmbH was founded in 2008 but actually didn’t shake a leg so far.
In beginning 2012 this might change. At least the MNOs plan to change something according to a report in the Handelsblatt. In Q1/2012 the MNO will start to rollout NFC stickets which allow customers to used their mobile phone for NFC payment transactions at an appropriate POS system. The plan is to cooperate with fast food chains, coffee shops and kiosks to use the mobile phone for micro payment.
- NFC Phones
- NFC Stickers