NFC technology may be entering into India’s railway system

India rail service mobile ticketing

NFC technology shows potential in railway ticketing NFC technology is beginning to become increasingly common in the world of transportation. The technology, which often takes the form of stickers, has begun appearing on plane and railway tickets. Some transportation officials believe that NFC technology could be an effective form of ticketing, allowing travelers more dynamic access to the information they may need. Nokia shares in the belief of this theory and is currently in negotiations with Metro Rail of India. Nokia begins to expand its use of NFC technology Nokia…

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U.S. companies turn to Tagstand for NFC deployment


NFC marketing may need a kick start in the U.S. NFC is a big part of mobile marketing today. The technology has become a favorite of advertisers looking to reach out to consumers who are tethered to mobile technology. As a marketing tool, NFC has become quite popular in the European and Asian markets. This popularity is driven by a rampant interest in mobile technology and interactivity in these parts of the world. In the U.S., however, NFC marketing is somewhat staler. This is leading some businesses to turn to…

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Nokia unveils the NFC technology based Lumia 610

Nokia Lumia NFC Gadgets

With a magic swipe of your NFC phone! This week, Nokia unveiled its new Lumia 610 smart phone. The Lumia is the latest mobile device for the Microsoft Windows Phone platform. The Lumia will also be the first Windows Phone to include NFC technology. Nokia has developed the 610 with mobile commerce in mind, spurred largely by the number of other telecommunications companies introducing their own NFC-enabled smart phones to the market. Despite the tenacity of the competition, Nokia has been able to establish itself as one of the leaders…

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Nokia’s City Lens application to be available for Lumia 800 and Lumia 900 models

Augmented Reality Nokia

Famed telecommunications company Nokia has begun showing off its new augmented reality mobile application. The app is called Nokia City Lens and will be available for the Nokia Lumia 800 and the upcoming Lumia 900. The company has been investing in a number of different mobile technologies in an effort to provide consumers with a new experience. Augmented reality is part of Nokia’s plan as it allows consumers to see the world in a way they have never done so before. Nokia City Lens is, essentially, an augmented reality version…

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NFC Forum issues global call for innovative NFC-related projects

NFC Technology

The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that promotes universal standards regarding the use of NFC technology, has issued a worldwide call to technology developers, inviting them to participate in the upcoming Tap into Innovation NFC Global Competition 2012. The association is looking for promising new projects that could advance the use of NFC technology. The group is anticipating a wide variety of entries into the competition that cover a number of different industries. NFC technology is becoming a major force in the worlds of commerce and marketing. The technology…

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2012 will put the spotlight on Amazon, Nokia and Microsoft for mobile

Mobile Commerce Industry

According to the results of a survey performed by Chetan Sharma Consulting, a Washington-based firm, this year, it is predicted that the leaders in mobile will be taking significant steps forward as they attempt to take the lead from the top mobile operating system, Android. The predictions made from the data collected in the survey, called the “2012 Mobile Industry Predictions Survey”, were derived from the responses of about 150 industry insiders on the worldwide mailing list of the consulting firm. They also forecast that m-commerce and mobile payments will…

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eAgile and Avery Dennison join forces to promote NFC technology

NFC Technology Business Cards

The NFC industry has become wildly popular with businesses and consumers, but the availability of the technology has been somewhat scarce. Companies like Nokia are working to resolve the issue by developing new smart phones that make use of the technology. eAgile Inc. and Avery Dennison RFID, two companies specializing in RFID products, have teamed to promote NFC technology. The partnership will produce a wide variety of promotional products that businesses will be able to use to make consumers more comfortable with using NFC. NFC technology is easy to use,…

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Nokia adopts augmented reality for new navigation app

Nokia Headquaters

Nokia has begun upgrading its location-based services to better incorporate augmented reality technology. The telecommunications company has plans to synchronize these services with its latest augmented reality application that will come pre-equipped on new Nokia smart phones. Nokia has taken a greater interest in new mobile technologies, such as NFC technology, in order to enhance their services to customers. With augmented reality becoming more popular in the mobile industry, the adoption of the technology seemed inevitable. The company is currently collecting geographic information from 196 countries around the world. Some…

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Nokia to develop a new generation of games powered by NFC technology

Nokia Main Headquarters

Telecommunications giant Nokia has been investing heavily into NFC technology lately. The company has targeting the emerging mobile commerce industry as a prime opportunity for growth and has begun producing a number of NFC-enabled smart phones. NFC is becoming increasingly associated with its uses in mobile commerce, but Nokia knows that the technology can be used for more than just mobile payments. The company is looking to use the technology to make mobile gaming more interactive. Nokia has grown fond of the concept of interactive gaming. The growing number of…

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Isis receives support from the top cell phone manufacturers

Mobile Payments

Isis near field communication (NFC) and technology standards have received confirmation that they will be implemented by LG, HTC, RIM, Motorola Mobility, Sony Ericsson, Samsung Mobile, and DeviceFidelity (manufacturer of MicroSD devices). Isis is a joint venture among T-Mobile USA, AT&T Mobility, and Verizon Wireless, to offer consumers who use smartphones the opportunity to use their mobile devices to make payments using those handsets. Moreover, Isis has announced that individuals who purchase smartphones (or who already own them) which have not been NFC enabled will soon be able to add…

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