Archive for August, 2011

All Smartphones Will Support NFC Phone Payments

All Nokia smartphones will support NFC technology in the future, according to various reports that quote Nokia VP Ilari Nurmi. NFC technology – which allows users to pay for goods using their phones, share content and connect to other NFC enabled devices – will appear on both Symbian and Windows Phone 7 devices. Nokia last week announced three new phones based on the next generation Symbian Belle platform, all of which support NFC.




China Mobile Adds The iPhone In October

China Mobile is reported to have signed an agreement with Apple to start selling the iPhone 4 in China at the end of October, reports Cellular News, citing Chinese language website, The two firms have been in talks for some years about selling the iPhone in China, but the operator is hampered by its use of TD-SCDMA, which is not currently supported by Apple. It is not clear if Apple is developing a TD-SCDMA version of the handset or will simply sell its existing model offering only GSM and Wi-Fi functionality. According to recent reports, there are already as many as 6 million “unofficial” iPhones running on China Mobile’s network

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