Tag: NFC

Samsung Galaxy SIII Review

There’s really no doubt about it, the S3 is a gorgeous looking thing. You can hardly stop yourself from flipping it around in your hand. It’s beautifully sculpted and really does feel like a smooth pebble in your hand. As far as specs go you’re all set. A …

Nokia Play 360° Speaker Review

My history of mobile speakers has been a bit tangled. Tangled with wires that is. I have used and subsequently got rid of no end of pc speakers, odd little speakers that were like a concertina and most recently I have been running long audio cables through to my …

Official Phone For London Olympics Confirmed as Galaxy SIII

Once upon a time the Olympics were about the best athletes in the world competing against each other to ascertain who really was the greatest. Now it seems that the Olympics are as much about buzzwords such as “partnership”, “inclusion”, “equality” or “legacy”.   We can now also …

Barclays Unveils Paytag: NFC Payments from any mobile!

In the US there is Google Wallet but here in the UK, NFC and contactless payment has been very slow to take off. Issues around trust and security have led to a sceptical public which in turn has led to retailers unwilling to commit and the banks treading very …

Sony Xperia S white available from Clove

Mobile retailers Clove.co.uk now have the white Xperia S in stock with a good package of extras. Along with the handset you get 4 NFC smart tags worth £20 and a £10 voucher for future Xperia accessories. The smart tags are being heavily promoted by Sony at the …

MWC – Xperia S – Up close

The Xperia S has the largest screen in the NXT range at 4.3″ (720×1280) and is seen here running Android 2.3, although ICS will be along shortly via an upgrade. It’s got a powerful 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, NFC and a 12 megapixel camera around the back plus another …

MWC – Orange Santa-Clara – Up close

The Santa Clara is, it turns out, just a codename at the moment. So perhaps, just perhaps, it might appear as the Orange London we thought it would? Powered by a rather rapid Intel Atom Z2460 1.6GHz CPU, this has 16GB of memory, HD voice, NFC, 1080p HDMI …

MWC – Panasonic Eluga Power – Up close

The Panasonic ELUGA Power has just been announced (press release below) so it definitely warrants some hands-on time. It’s waterproof and has a Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core 1.5GHz CPU. In the hand it selt very well build and thin too (9.6mm), despite the large 128×720 HD 5″ screen, which …

Vodafone & Visa To Offer NFC

Vodafone and Visa have announced a deal to bring NFC to the masses this year using your smartphone.  Orange have been actively promoting NFC since joining Everything Everywhere group especially and now Vodafone are getting in on the game Full (and long) press release below…. Near Field Communication, or NFC …

MWC – Orange to release Intel’s Santa Clara

Remember the Orange London we mentioned a short while back? Well, it turns out that this is real after all. It’s had a slight name-change, but the Intel innards are right there. The Orange Santa Clara will use an Intel Atom Z2460  CPU and will feature a fast …

Just what is Mobile World Congress?

I know, for the tech-hungry phone lovers out there this might seem like a weird question. In just a matter of days you WILL see an explosion of Twitter hash-tags (#mwc #mobileworldcongress) and more news items per hour than at any other time of year. Put simply, Mobile …

2012 year of NFC?

I am a big fan of cutting edge technology and have drawers and shelves full of gadgets that I’ve bought over the years. Back when it was launched in November, I bought the Samsung Galaxy Nexus – having defected from iPhone. This powerful Smartphone has the Near Field …

T-Mobile to take the Xperia S too

Joining the ever-expanding group of networks carrying the sexy Sony Xperia S is T-Mobile. They sent this tweet a few days ago but we completely missed it because someone put the mail into the “to do” pile (that’ll be me). We’ve already got lots of detail on this …

Sony Xperia S – In finer detail

I don’t know what it is, but the Xperia range looks totally different now that the “Ericsson” name has gone. The all-new Xperia S appeared on Monday and you can expect Three, Orange and O2 to carry it. Specs on the Xperia S include that 4.3″ HD (1280 …

Samsung Galaxy SII on Orange now with NFC

The Samsung Galaxy SII is amazing. We know that, you know that. However, when Orange (and Barclaycard) launched their “contactless payment” service the Galaxy SII wasn’t listed as a supported handset. Actually, there weren’t a great deal of phones supporting the “touch to pay” system. To do this …

Acer announces Liquid Express phone. Oh and by the way it has NFC.

Acer have announced the Liquid Express phone. It looks a lot like previous model in the Liquid range. Two things are different though. The Liquid Express has Gingerbread and it also has … NFC. So I’m suddenly interested. Here is a bargain basement phone that appeared on both …

NFC and Smartphones

We have been sent a video of NFC technology at work. It has been made by Gemalto who are one of the NFC / Sim card / Software / Services companies are. I guess this will be used as fancy marketing material to showcase their products. It makes …

Orange Quick Tap is here

In February we had a great chat with Anne Bouverot from Orange. She’s the head of mobile services and was keen to tell us about the new contactless payment technology that was being rolled out with Barclaycard. The system has now gone fully live with a dedicated site …

Next Gen iPhone and iPad to include NFC technology

With the rumour mill well and truly churning out more iPhone 5 and iPad 2 rumours by the day, the latest nugget of wonder is that both devices will feature NFC technology, and that this will be integrated into iTunes use aswell in the future. So the basic …