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


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


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

This is what the iPhone 5 could look like.

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


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

iphone 5 NFC Payments PassBook

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


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?


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?


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?


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

HTC Desire S Announced: 3.5-Inch Screen, ICS, Sense 4

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 […]

LG Optimus Elite Hitting Virgin Mobile with NFC on May 15th

LG Optimus Elite

Virgin Mobile has announced its first NFC-powered device, the LG Optimus Elite, which will be headed to the carrier in mid-May. The LG Optimus Elite is going to be Virgin Mobile’s first device that features Near-Field Communication abilities which means it will be the first device in Virgin’s lineup that is compatible with services like […]

Barnes & Noble to Bring NFC to Nook


Barnes & Noble CEO confessed that the near field communications (NFC) radio will start making an appearance on the company’s future Nook tablet and e-readers, but did not give a definitive timeline on when that would happen. News of the NFC on the Nook follows the company’s announcement earlier this week that Microsoft had made […]

Galaxy S III Leaked in Latest Video


It looks like Samsung’s highly anticipated third-generation flagship Galaxy Android smartphone, which has thus far been elusive, is now shown off not just in photos, but on video through Vietnam’s Tinhte website, which had been responsible for a number of smartphone leaks in the past. Specs for the Galaxy S III appear more modest than […]

Fingerprint Scanners, NFC, New Lapdocks in the Future for Motorola


With buzz around new Motorola smartphone such as the Motorola Droid RAZR HD (formerly referred to as the Droid Fighter), Motorola wants to still innovate on the ecosystem that differentiates its hardware from other competitors in the Android camp. The soon-to-be officially acquired company by Google gave a technology talk at the University of California, […]

Nokia Unveils NFC-Powered Lumia 610

Nokia Unveils NFC-Powered Lumia 610

Not content with the Nokia Lumia 610 that it just announced at the Mobile World Congress back in February, Nokia has unveiled a new version of the Nokia Lumia 610 that will be hitting UK carrier Orange at some point during the third quarter of this year. This version of the Lumia 610 will have […]