Sprint to develop mobile wallet platform

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Mobile commerce continues to be a popular field for telecom companies The mobile wallet arena is beginning to grow crowded as more telecommunications and mobile technologies companies announce plans to develop their own NFC-based applications capable of facilitating mobile payments. These applications go hand-in-hand with NFC, using the technology to enable consumers to make purchases for goods and services using the financial information linked to the mobile wallet. Though NFC is not the only option for mobile wallet applications, as proven by PayPal, it has become the most popular technology…

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Sprint to offer Samsung’s Galaxy S III this year

Galaxy S III NFC Technology

Galaxy S III’s NFC capabilities highlighted by Sprint Telecommunications giant Sprint has announced that it will begin carrying Samsung’s new Galaxy S III later this month. Though Sprint will not be the only company offering the Galaxy S III, it will be the first to include Google’s Wallet mobile payment platform with the phone. The Galaxy S III is equipped with an NFC chip that allows it to make mobile transactions, a feature that has been gaining interest amongst consumers for some time. The Galaxy S III boasts of several…

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Verizon Wireless shuns Google’s Wallet – hope still lies with Sprint

Mobile Commerce

Telecommunications giant Verizon Wireless has announced that it will not support Google’s ambitious mobile payment applications, called Google Wallet. Verizon is set to compete with Google for control of the emerging mobile commerce industry. The company is part of a triumvirate, which included AT&T and T-Mobile, which is working to build the mobile payment platform known as Isis. With Verizon choosing not to support Google’s platform, the technology company’s last hope remains with Sprint. Google has worked hard to promote its mobile payment platform and consumers have shown some favor…

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When will iPhone 5 be launched?

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Whenever another iPhone’s launch is imminent, theories begin to circulate among experts in the industry. With iPhone 5 on its way, there are two theories that are leading the rest, though Apple isn’t saying anything to confirm or deny either of them. The first prevailing theory is that iPhone 5 will make its appearance at the beginning of October, possibly in its first week, making presales available to consumers even before Friday, September 9. It is also believed, by some who claim to have obtained a leaked Best Buy document,…

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Businesses are moving in on mobile payments market

Mobile Payments

A number of well recognized companies, as well as smaller businesses that are far less well known, are now vying to become the head of the practical mobile payment marketplace. According to research director for commercial banking and payments, Andy Schmidt, from TowerGroup, “The promise of the mobile wallet is you’ll be able to manage your entire financial life from a single device.” One of the major players in the mobile payment game has been Google, right from the start. In May, it unveiled its test pilot for Google Wallet.…

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