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Samsung Wallet – but without NFC

Today at the mobile world congress (MWC) in barcelona Samsung showed its newest innovations for the Samsung Galaxy Series Devices: The Samsung Wallet. The wallet application — which is very similar to Apple’s passbook in multiple aspects — will be available only as a developer preview at the moment. But with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S IV, the Samsung Wallet will hit the mass market. Currently it was not clear, if and which devices in the market will be able to install at the Samsung Wallet. By the Way: The Wallet will not use NFC, this feature will be left to other players such as VISA.

iPhone 5 without NFC

Looks like NFC for the iPhone was overhyped. When Apple announced its new smartphone today, NFC enthusiasts were disappointed. The iPhone 5 has no NFC and PassBook therefore will not allow touch interaction, although Apple holds several innovative patents for improving customer experience and several use cases.

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