iPhone 5 Rumors: Next iPhone Won’t Have NFC

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Over the last few months, the iPhone 5 was rumored to possibly have Near-Field Communication (NFC) support on board. Now, a new report has seemingly shot that idea down. According to a report from AnandTech, Apple’s iPhone 5 is likely not going to have NFC on board because the backside of the iPhone 5 is […]

iPhone 5 Leak Hints At NFC Support

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As more and more new iPhone parts leak on the web we see confirmation of numerous rumors. The latest leak finally shows that NFC is plausible for the iPhone 5. According to 9To5Mac, a new part for the iPhone 5 has a mysterious square section which could hold an NFC chip. The new leak comes […]

Motorola Elite Sliver Bluetooth Headset Review

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When my wife threw my old Bluetooth headset away at a Subway Restaurant in New Orléans, LA, I acted like I was really upset and took the opportunity to buy a newer and better one. The Motorola Elite Sliver Bluetooth Headset now adorns my ear and connects to my Samsung Galaxy S III and occasionally […]

American Express Did Not Agree to Join Google Wallet

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It looks like in updating its Google Wallet app earlier this week to finally support all major debit and credit cards, Google may have jumped the gun as card service American Express claims that it never agreed to be part of Google’s mobile wallet app. The app, which is available for select smartphones on Sprint’s […]

T-Mobile Rumored to Launch Mobile Payment Service on August 20

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Google Wallet, which so far is only available on select unlocked smartphones and tablets as well as Android phones sold through U.S. carrier partner Sprint, is about to get some serious competition in the mobile payment arena. According to the latest leaks, ISIS, which is a consortium of carriers comprised of AT&T, T-Mobile USA, and […]

NFC Exploit Can Expose Your Android Smartphone

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A vulnerability has been found by hacker Charlie Miller at the Black Hat USA hacking conference that reveals how select Android and Nokia phones can be hijacked by someone in close proximity to the devices. On more recent Android OS versions, NFC has been used not only for digital wallet and mobile payments through services […]

Carriers Reportedly Testing nano-SIMs for iPhone 5

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We’ve heard that Apple’s next iPhone will use the new nano-SIM standard, but now we have rumors that carriers are actually starting to test the new cards. According to BGR, U.S. carriers like AT&T are already testing the new nano-SIMs on their networks. The site claims Apple is supplying the carriers with adapters to put […]

Samsung Galaxy S III to Fragment Android Ecosystem With NFC Beam Share Feature

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It looks like one of the most popular and highly anticipated smartphones released to date, the Samsung Galaxy S III, will be one of the devices to fragment the Android ecosystem with its NFC sharing feature due to incompatible technological implementations for the Android Beam feature. On a standard, non-Galaxy S III smartphone, sharing via […]

Latest iPhone 5 Prototypes Include NFC

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It looks like Apple’s PassBook app will have more uses than just concert tickets, boarding passes, and Starbucks cards. New prototypes hint the iPhone 5 will have NFC built-in for mobile payments. According to 9To5Mac, the same data from iPhone 5,1 and iPhone 5,2 prototypes that showed the larger display also contain information that deals with NFC. […]

Next-Generation Samsung S Pen Promises Even More Features for Galaxy Note

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The Samsung S Pen, which is a digitizer that works on the company’s Galaxy Note line of tablets and debuted on the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note phablet, may be gaining additional functionality and features. According to a patent application filed by the South Korean Android and Galaxy manufacturer, the new S Pen holder will add voice […]

Did Google Update Google Wallet App in Preparation for Nexus 7 Tablet?

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It looks like the Google’s mobile wallet app just received an update on Google’s Play Store. The Google Wallet app is now available for download and though Google did not detail all the features of its NFC-enabled payment app, it does hint at what Google may have in store for a Google I/O announcement this […]

Are You Getting Google Wallet With the New Update on Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus?

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Those who have received their OTA update notification to download and install the long awaited Android 4.0.4 software update to their Verizon Wireless 4G LTE-capable Galaxy Nexus smartphone are reporting that on some devices are able to download and install Google Wallet directly from the Google Play Store without any modification or tweaks. It’s been […]

Simple Hardware Restore Bricking Google Wallet, NFC on Select Devices?

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It appears that while the promise of contact-less payment through Google Wallet is the dream of the future, the NFC technology that drives digital mobile wallet and payment technologies is not without its own set of growing pains. Some users of the Google Wallet service on the Android platform have noticed problems with getting Google […]

HTC Desire C Unveiled: 3.5-Inch Screen, Android 4.0, Sense 4

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A new HTC device called the HTC Desire C has been made official today and it will be coming to select carriers in the United Kingdom for cheap. The device, which was finally made official today, brings some likable features along with it. First, it offers up a 3.5-inch HVGA display, the same size as […]

LG Optimus Elite Launches on Virgin Mobile

LG Optimus Elite Launches on Virgin Mobile

The LG Optimus Elite, Virgin Mobile’s first Android smartphone with Near-Field Communication support, has launched today on the carrier for a cool $149.99. Yesterday, the carrier was depleted of its pre-order stock but it appears that the phone is back in stock for those that are hoping to get a hold of the new Android […]

LG Optimus Elite Pre-Orders Sold Out at Virgin Mobile

LG Optimus Elite Pre-Orders Sold Out at Virgin Mobile

Last week, Virgin Mobile put up a pre-order for its first phone with Near-Field Communication support, a device called the LG Optimus Elite. Well, it appears that Virgin might have a hit on its hands as pre-orders for the Optimus Elite has sold out ahead of its launch. The carrier’s website reveals that pre-orders have […]