HTC announced a smartphone for the Chinese market called the HTC Stunning, which will run Google’s Android operating system and come with embedded near field communications, or NFC, chip to enable applications such as digital wallet and mobile payments like on the Samsung-made Google Nexus S. The device is expected to arrive in September and will come with payment support from UnionPay in China.
Additional details about the smartphone, including launch date and pricing, are not known beyond the fact that it will be an HTC-made Android smartphone with NFC support and a 4-inch display. The handset is said to have been in development for a over year now.
Mobile payment is expected to take off in the U.S. and globally, and NFC-enabled wallets have seen support from tech companies–like Google, Nokia, RIM, and others–as well as banking and financial institutions–including credit card issuers, banks, Isis, and others.
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