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Posted by Seth PlanckDecember 07th, 2011 at 7:56 PM Filed Under Latest News, Reviews
Google Wallet experience is not great and needs improving
We are going to come straight out and say we are fans of Google Wallet. We think it’s great for consumers and wonderful for NFC. Having a brand name like Google behind NFC has started to educate consumers to what NFC can actually do and how much the nascent technology is set to change the way we interact with the physical and online world. Of course, the alternative being Isis helps add some sparkle to Google’s offering considering most of the US will be trapped in a closed Isis environment.
Posted by Seth PlanckAugust 27th, 2011 at 1:14 PM Filed Under Latest News, Reviews
Samsung Nexus Prime NFC phone confirmed by Samsung in cease and desist legal letter
Well, if there was any doubt left out there that the Samsung Nexus Prime, Google Android pure experience NFC phone, existed that appear to have all but melted. Rumors surrounding the existence of the Samsung Nexus Prime have been circulating for months now and with the expected launch of the next rendition of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, the likelihood of a new Google phone is high. Many rumors are just that, myths that in a Chinese whisper fashion roam from tech blog to tech blog and become bigger as they go. Even mainstream media gets involved with the speculation of mobile devices including well respected newspapers. It is up to the savvy reader to discern fact from fiction and to always treat information with a pinch of salt until multiple sources begin to backup the original rumor. Whether that be in the form of photographs of phones, phone parts or confirmation of component orders that manufacturers have received, spotting a rumor that has some backbone isn’t hard. Do you know what is better than all of the previous list in confirming a rumor? When the OEM accidentally outs itself as has happened with the Samsung Nexus Prime NFC phone.
Posted by Seth PlanckAugust 19th, 2011 at 1:10 PM Filed Under Featured, Latest News, Reviews
Narian Technologies has delivered retailers an Android suite of applications and NFC functions to create frictionless in-store experiences for consumers
The strengths of Narian Technologies NFC apps was discussed in our previous post and they were substantial. However, every Superman has his kryptonite and Narian’s suite of apps for retailers isn’t immune either. That said though, it has opportunities available to it, a place in the market and, of course, threats as with any gap in the market. We continue our editorial style SWOT analysis on Narian Technologies starting with weaknesses.
Narian Technologies Touch & Discover NFC android app suite weaknesses
First, let us say that weaknesses in a product that hasn’t reached market are actually opportunities. If we are going to properly analyze Narian Technologies, we have to poke a few holes.
Posted by Seth PlanckAugust 19th, 2011 at 1:09 PM Filed Under Featured, Latest News, Reviews
The good, the bad and the ugly of Narian Technologies’ suite of NFC-based retail and merchant apps
We told you earlier this week that we would be taking a closer look at Narian Technologies‘ new suite of NFC apps. Today, we took a spin through the suite with the CEO and in this post intend to share what we have learned. We have to be honest, the breadth of this project is pretty dense and communicating the vastness of what Narian is attempting to do needs to be abridged for a few reasons. As we mentioned, we conducted our research earlier today and when we were finished, left this article for some time to mull over all the possibilities, contingencies, its place in the market and threats to its success. The following represents our findings and to break it down a little, we are going to present it as an old fashioned “SWOT” analysis, without graphs.
Posted by Seth PlanckJune 05th, 2011 at 12:36 AM Filed Under Featured, Reviews
NFC Android apps
We intend to have a regular NFC Android apps spot here at NFC Rumors, where we take a look at what apps are available in the Android Market. As most people know, at this time the only phone that is NFC-enabled is the Google Nexus S. However, the NFC-enabled Samsung Galaxy S II is rumored to be coming in the somewhat near future and other smartphones are slated for this year, so we thought it would be worth taking a quick gander at what NFC Android apps has been released.