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Joao Rostli

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Name: Joao Rostli
Date registered: July 24, 2011
URL: http://www.nfc-phones.org

Latest posts

  1. LG D605 phone with new Broadcom BCM43341 quad-combo (+ nfc) chip — August 23, 2013
  2. Samsung “patches” sharing, is this we were waiting for? — July 26, 2013
  3. just One-touch with the Sony Xperia M — June 6, 2013
  4. Top smartphones in 2013 with NFC — May 29, 2013
  5. NFC enabled Nokia Lumia 925 — May 26, 2013

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  5. Certified Phones — 21 comments

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LG D605 phone with new Broadcom BCM43341 quad-combo (+ nfc) chip

LG Optimus L9 II is the very first with Broadcom’s new quad-combo chip? A Visa PDF lists the LG D605 smartphone with the new Broadcom quad-combo chip. Hard to say if this LG phone is the very first with this chip, let’s say, one of the first. A large majority of phones with Bluetooth and …

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Samsung “patches” sharing, is this we were waiting for?

Samsung windows ATIV Beam app for android

Samsung released the “ATIV Beam” app. This article is about sharing data; NFC technology enhancing the user experience of applications that use the Bluetooth technology. Device to device, NOT about stickers or payments. NFC selects (simplifies the discovery process) and securely connects (simplifies the process of authenticated pairing) to a Bluetooth device. The pairing is …

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just One-touch with the Sony Xperia M

Sony Xperia M One-touch functions with NFC

Sony loves NFC No high-end specs, no virtual wallets and no contactless payments bla bla in this post. The presentation of the xperia M is like a declaration of love to NFC. Let’s see what the ease of sharing means for Sony. Xperia and NFC When you take your new Xperia M out of the …

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Top smartphones in 2013 with NFC

HTC One

NFC (or Near Field Communication)is opening up new possibilities for mobile applications. While the term which was unheard of few years ago, it’s now finding its place in almost all of the smartphones. And, it is proving to immensely useful allowing contactless payments, sharing of files, etc. between NFC enabled devices, working as a loyalty …

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NFC enabled Nokia Lumia 925

Nokia Lumia 925 windows with nfc technology

“Secure NFC for payment, Sharing, Pairing, Tagging” a Lumia 920, just better The Nokia Lumia 925 is “a new interpretation” of the Lumia 920. Less colorful, but a much more attractive design because of the aluminium body. The polycarbonate back comes in white, grey or black. A bit smaller and thinner, and much lighter 139 …

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Samsung Galaxy Mega

Samsung galaxy mega 63 with nfc chip

Big screen for a mega viewing experience And NFC for contactless experiences!   The Mega 6.3 design is the same as the galaxy s4. The 720p HD lower screen resolution is noticeable. (We don’t talk about the 5.8 inch Mega non-nfc phone here.) Samsung and NFC; – The Galaxy S4 got a Broadcom controller chip, …

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Casio G’zOne CA-201L with ST NFC controller chip

STMicroelectronics another nfc controller chip supplier logo

CASIO (NEC) G’zOne CA-201L, first smartphone with an ST NFC controller chip One press release,  a new nfc phone and a new nfc controller chip supplier. Two birds with one stone. No available in 6 months bla bla. The phone and the chip, are here and now. Uhh … for the Koreans. The Casio G’zOne CA-201L is …

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HTC First

nfc enabled htc first facebook home phone

The Facebook NFC Phone The HTC First is the first featuring Home by Facebook. Soon “Facebook Home” will be available from the Play store for some other phones (free download). But on the First it will be more deeply integrated. Available for; HTC One X HTC One X+ Samsung GALAXY S III Samsung GALAXY Note …

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Nokia Lumia 720

Nokia Lumia 720 Mix Radio pair with nfc the bluetooth connection

NFC pairing, sharing and tagging Nokia specifications list says; with NFC sharing, NFC pairing and NFC tagging. Payments? Not on the latest (March) Visa or Mastercard lists with approved devices yet. I expect the 720 on the list next month, just like all other nfc enabled Lumia’s. The lists are updated just now and then. …

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Samsung Galaxy S4

nfc enabled Samsung Galaxy S4 with visa payment app

Galaxy S4, first with a new Broadcom nfc controller chip? Samsung’s “traditional” plastic body design and very nice hardware specifications. As every new high-end device, it’s a bit bigger and faster. The Samsung GS4 is especially more. More features, more apps, more options. Enough to sell tens of millions of it? Well, Samsung is a …

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LG Optimus G PRO

nfc enabled LG optimus g pro

nfc enabled LG Optimus G PRO The Pro version of the Optimus G, we should see as another phone. Or better, as 2 new phones with nfc. A 5 inch version for DOCOMO Japan, a bigger 5.5 inch phone for Korea and the USA. Both with the same 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. You remember …

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New Samsung phones with Visa nfc contactless payments app

Samsung partners with Visa

New Samsung NFC phones preloaded with Visa contactless payments app, globally! Samsung Android nfc phones Visa and Samsung have agreed to work together to accelerate the availability of contactless nfc payments. The Visa payWave app will be preloaded on selected Samsung nfc enabled handsets with an embedded secure element. Press-release; “The Visa payWave mobile applet …

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HTC ONE, nfc enabled

HTC one with nfc chip

HTC ONE The HTC One is HTC’s new flagship smartphone. Not a word about nfc during the announcement, but it’s still in the specs list. What has changed compared to the previous ones ; CPU; Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600, quad-core 1.7GHz Higher screen resolution; A 4,7 inch, 468ppi 1,920 × 1,080 full HD, super LCD 3 …

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Sony Xperia Z / ZL

nfc enabled Sony Xperia ZL

Xperia Z .. end alphabet .. Already a dozen nfc enabled Xperia models in the list, no surprise, the latest Sony flagships are smartphones with nfc technology. Extremely high density 5″ edge-to-edge screen, with 1920 x 1080 pixels and 440 ppi, very sharp and high contrast. But.. viewing angles could be better! A microSD card …

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BlackBerry Z10 and Q10, specs show nfc

BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 with nfc Blackberry is very positive towards nfc. We didn’t need leaked info to know about the nfc technology in the BB10 phones. In 2011, they started adding the chip in all new phones. In 2012, we saw 1 or 2 new (budget-)phones without nfc and the Porsche design with nfc. …

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Mediatek MT6605 nfc chip with “Beam Plus”?

New Mediatek nfc chip with Beam Plus for mainstream phones It’s Jan.8, everybody looking at the CES in Las Vegas but this news comes from Taiwan, the other side of the world. First nfc solution supporting 3 Secure Elements The headline of the press release; “World’s 1st 3-SWP (Single Wire Protocol) NFC Solution for Adoption …

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First combo chip with nfc from Broadcom

broadcom combo with nfc controller chip

Broadcom Launches First combo Chip with NFC Two new chips with nfc controller Broadcom launches the first certified quad-combo wireless connectivity chip, industry’s first quad-combo chip with NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and FM radio technologies. For high-end/highly-mobile devices a single card solution is launched. It combines Broadcom’s 5G WiFi combo chip with its standalone NFC. With …

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Qualcomm nfc controller chip announced

qualcom NFC controller chip qca 1990 for 2013 announced

Phones with Qualcomm nfc controller chip in 2013   Not really a surprise, Qualcomm announced it’s nfc chips. In the second half of 2013 we can expect mobile phones with their nfc chips. When a phone is announced, it’s available next week. When a chip is announced, it’s available next year. The worst… no info …

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Samsung Galaxy Express

samsung galaxy express with nfc chip at ATT

NFC enabled Samsung Galaxy Express at ATT A handset with mid-range specs for those who don’t need/want the latest high-end phone. The Samsung Galaxy Express has an NFC chip, you can read / write NFC tags and share with the Beam NFC app. It’s approved by VISA and Mastercard, probably soon an “ISIS ready” phone …

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LG Mach, NFC and QWERTY

nfc enabled LG Mach LS860 with qwerty at sprint

LG Mach, NFC and qwerty keyboard at Sprint The LG Mach, has a slide-out keyboard and supports LTE. NFC chip for tag reading / writing and p2p sharing with the Beam nfc app. At the moment no info about supporting Google mobile wallet. The newest QWERTY phone features a 4-inch IPS WVGA display, supporting a …

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Sprint Flash made by ZTE

Sprint Flash nfc enabled phone from ZTE

Sprint Flash, ZTE and NFC High-end specs without paying the top prize. No surprise, it’s from China. Probably the first ZTE handset with NFC chip in the USA. Read and write nfc tags, share with Beam nfc app. No info about supporting Google mobile wallet yet. No big announcements, suddenly he’s there, at Sprint. 12.6 …

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HTC Droid DNA + nfc

HTC Droid DNA with nfc chip at Verizon

HTC Droid DNA, more nfc at Verizon NFC chip for tag reading/writing and android beam p2p app. Probably soon one more “ISIS ready” device at Verizon? I can’t confirm at the moment. – The HTC Droid DNA is one of the first smartphones to feature a 5 inch, true 1080p HD super LCD 3 display …

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Google Nexus 4 with Broadcom inside

Google Nexus 4 handset with broadcom nfc controller chip

Google Nexus 4, first mobile phone with Broadcom nfc controller chip With Broadcom inside? Yes, this seems to be the first nfc enabled android phone with a Broadcom nfc controller chip. To date, all android phones had an nfc chip from NXP. After NXP and Inside Secure, Broadcom is the third supplier of NFC controller …

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new Broadcom NFC chip, the consequences

broadcom nfc controller chips in google nexus 4 mobile phones

First android phone with Broadcom NFC chip The Google Nexus 4 with Android 4.2 JB O.S., has a Broadcom nfc chip inside. Google has chosen to use Broadcom’s BCM20793 nfc controller chip in the Nexus 4 made by LG. To date, practically all nfc enabled android phones used NXP’s nfc chips. All BlackBerrys and the …

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Asus PadFone 2

asus padfone 2 phone tablet and nfc chip

Asus PadFone 2 + nfc The Asus PadFone 2. A combination of an Android smartphone and a dockable tablet (and nfc 😉 ). A fully featured 4.7 inch smartphone that docks with the PadFone 2 Station to become a 10.1 inch tablet. Compared with the PadFone 1, a completely redesigned tablet. The station’s thickness and …

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Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro

Samsung rugby pro rugged and nfc enabled for AT&T

Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro + nfc Rugged and NFC, the Samsung Galaxy Rugby pro, 1 phone, 2 niches. For your business, enterprise or tough outdoor life. Not much competition if you need rugged and nfc. See all these tough / business devices. Durable Design for Rugged Outdoor Use Built to withstand some of the toughest …

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Rugged / Business phones

sonim rugged phones logo

rugged handsets for your business or your tough life Tough phones with NFC chip, is like a niche in a niche. They fit on one page and are the most diverse devices. For an enterprise not always tough devices are needed and robust devices are not only for enterprise or business. We see known brands …

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Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E ann.

Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E with hybrid chip nfc and felica at nttdocomo

Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E, NFC and FeliCa Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E with hybrid chip, NFC and FeliCa technology. One of the first smartphones enabled for both technologies (Sharp Aquos Phone Serie ISW16SH at KDDI is the very first?). Oct. ’12, NTTDoCoMo announced 4 “hybrid phones”. The Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E and the …

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Samsung Galaxy S3 mini

Samsung Galaxy s3 mini with nfc chip android jelly bean smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S3 mini The Samsung Galaxy S3 mini is a compact version of the flagship smartphone. Not everyone needs or wants the most powerful smartphone and some people just prefer a somewhat smaller 4 inch device. The Galaxy S3 mini has a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, a WVGA AMOLED screen and android 4.1 …

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Japan adds NFC

NTT DoCoMo mastercard paypass nfc and felica mobile wallet

News and info about NFC phones in Japan Devices with nfc chip available in Japan Most nfc enabled devices will have hybrid chips (hybrid = FeliCa + NFC enabled). The 560,000 iD terminals in Japan only accept “FeliCa phones”, they don’t accept devices with standard nfc chip. NFC phones are quite useless in Japan yet. …

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