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Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 19th, 2011 at 6:28 PM Filed Under NFC Briefs
Samsung confirms Verizon as US carrier for Galaxy Nexus then retracts Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the most indecisive device we have ever come across. First it was being announced in New York, then that was canceled. It was eventually announced last night in Hong Kong. Then on Facebook today Samsung confirmed that the Galaxy Nexus [...]
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 19th, 2011 at 2:01 PM Filed Under Featured, Latest News, Soap Box
Galaxy Nexus NFC phone so much said, yet so many questions left unanswered
As we are sure you are aware, last night the Samsung Galaxy Nexus NFC phone and Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) were unveiled and announced to the world. We learned a lot about the Android Beam, Face Unlock and features of the Galaxy Nexus but there were a lot of questions that people are eager to know about left unanswered. Let’s start with our favorite subject – NFC on the Galaxy Nexus.
Unanswered NFC questions about the Galaxy Nexus which is an NFC phone
First thing’s first, we didn’t find out whether the phone will ship with NFC turned on for all mobile network operators. We know that many have been blocking NFC because they fear the extra data that will be used by consumers. We exclusively learned that the reason that AT&T had the NFC turned of in the Samsung Galaxy S II was for this very reason. Will the Galaxy Nexus meet the same fate?
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 19th, 2011 at 11:21 AM Filed Under Latest News
Google confirms Nexus S will get NFC lovin Ice Cream Sandwich
Google has confirmed that the Nexus S will soon get the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade with the Android Beam NFC features. The team over at Engadget spoke to Gabe Cohen at Google who confirmed that most Gingerbread devices will get the update. So, great news – Ice Cream Sandwich will bring a whole new set of features to the Android faithful on a whole host of devices.
Matias Duarte said, “Currently in the process for releasing Ice Cream Sandwich for Nexus S. Theoretically should work for any 2.3 device.”
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 19th, 2011 at 10:18 AM Filed Under NFC Briefs
Samsung Galaxy Nexus NFC phone & Ice Cream Sandwich launch event (Video) Just in case you missed the ICS event last night where the Samsung Galaxy Nexus NFC phone was announced along with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), we thought we would post the video. The video features the specifications for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus [...]
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 19th, 2011 at 1:28 AM Filed Under NFC Briefs
Samsung Galaxy Nexus coming to Three UK with NFC onboard Three wasted no time in releasing its announcement stating that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus would be heading its way for Three UK consumers. Although the UK MNO didn’t give any dates, you now know where you will see the Samsung Galaxy Nexus cropping up in Blighty. [...]
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 19th, 2011 at 1:22 AM Filed Under Galleries, Latest News, Press Release, Videos
Samsung Galaxy Nexus NFC phone announced for Verizon in US
It’s official, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been announced and it’s an NFC phone of the hero flavor. There have been months of speculation, including false rumors and poets hinting at what the NFC Samsung Galaxy Nexus may hold in store for consumers. Now we know, and the waiting is nearly over before you have the next pure Google experience phone in your pocket. We do have to say though, that the webcast sucked. Obviously here at NFC Rumors, Near Field Communication is a key element we are interested in and tonight we learned that the mighty NFC is on board as you probably expected from Google. Not only that, but NFC is the core component of Android Beam in the Galaxy Nexus.
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 18th, 2011 at 9:10 PM Filed Under NFC Briefs
Samsung Galaxy Nexus Video leaks ahead of announcement A Youtube video featuring the Samsung Galaxy Nexus NFC phone has leaked just a little while before the festivities begin in Hong Kong. The quality of the video is poor but you can make out some of the features. The vide shows the home screen, boot up screens and camera app [...]
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 15th, 2011 at 11:24 AM Filed Under Latest News
NFC Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon map leak
The plot thickens with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus as a Verizon MAP (minimum advertised list) is leaked showing the upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich NFC phone scheduled for advertising from the 10th of November at a price of $299 with which we assume the two year ball and chain contract. However, this MAP’D device’s chart had dates beginning in July which suggests that it maybe out of date by the time it leaked.
We reported earlier today about one of our trusted sources who had communicated to us that Verizon and Google were not seeing eye to eye on Google Wallet being installed on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. We were told that this disagreement was the reason for last week’s cancelation of the Samsung “Unpacked” event. In fact, the disagreements are said to be so strong that we were told either the Samsung Galaxy Nexus would hit Verizon without Google Wallet, which is Google’s biggest investment to date, or there is the possibility that it wouldn’t hit Verizon at all.
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 14th, 2011 at 12:21 PM Filed Under Latest News, Rumor
Verizon holds up Samsung Nexus Prime because of Google Wallet
Last week Google and Samsung jointly announced that they were canceling their “unpacked event” that was set to unveil the NFC-capable Samsung Nexus Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich. Rumors swirled around that the reason was a patent dispute, but our sources close to the matter are telling us a different story, which to us makes a lot more sense. As you will have gathered from the title, the issue is in fact with Verizon. Can you guess what it is?
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 13th, 2011 at 8:27 PM Filed Under NFC Briefs
Samsung to unveil Samsung Nexus Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 19th Samsung confirms Ice Cream Sandwich event on October 19th, and if rumors we are hearing are correct that same event will also see the first showing of the Samsung Nexus Prime. Well, when we say October 19th what we really mean is October [...]
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 12th, 2011 at 11:58 AM Filed Under NFC Briefs
Samsung Nexus Prime could be unveiled October 19th We were all disappointed at the end of last week when Samsung and Google put off the launch event for the Samsung Nexus Prime and Android Ice Cream Sandwich. We heard from a Samsung executive yesterday that the device would be launching faster than we think, which is highly unlikely as we thought it [...]
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 11th, 2011 at 9:13 PM Filed Under NFC Briefs
Samsung Galaxy Nexus / Samsung Nexus Prime “coming sooner than you think” We still don’t know whether it will be called the Samsung Nexus Prime or the Samsung Galaxy Nexus or even the Samsung Droid Prime on Verizon’s network. We don’t even know when it is officially going to be released but what we do know is [...]
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 11th, 2011 at 8:28 PM Filed Under Latest News, Rumor
Has the real reason for NFC Samsung Galaxy Nexus delay emerged?
Google and Samsung issued a joint statement informing members of the press that they were delaying the announcement of what is widely expected to be the Samsung Galaxy Nexus / Samsung Nexus Prime and the latest and greatest Android OS Ice Cream Sandwich. “Samsung and Google have decided to postpone the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event during the CTIA in San Diego, previously scheduled for Oct. 11,” The two companies canceled their “Unpacked” event and no further date has since been made public for the much anticipated launch.
Reason for delay was Samsung Galaxy Nexus patent problems and not the passing of Steve Jobs
In the statement released by both Samsung and Google, the reason for canceling the expected NFC Samsung Galaxy Nexus / Samsung Nexus Prime was stated as, “Under the current circumstances, both parties have agreed that this is not the appropriate time for the announcement of a new product.”
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 07th, 2011 at 10:50 AM Filed Under Latest News, Videos
Samsung Nexus Prime / Samsung Galaxy Nexus video leaked
The NFC phone that was codenamed Samsung Nexus Prime and has recently been dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. We have heard a lot of specifications during leaks and we have heard a lot of rumors, but what we haven’t had is a visual image of the Samsung Nexus Prime until now. A Romanian website called Gadget.ro has posted an image and video of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
A video featuring the Samsung Nexus Prime / Samsung Galaxy Nexus has leaked
To be frank, it is amazing that the Samsung Nexus Prime / Samsung Galaxy Nexus hasn’t had images or photos leak up until this point. But days before the official launch when Samsung will unveil the Samsung Galaxy Nexus or Nexus Prime, a video has surfaced.
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 06th, 2011 at 8:41 PM Filed Under Latest News, Rumor
Samsung Galaxy Nexus Could Launch Oct 27th
It has been called the Verizon Droid Prime, it has been called the Samsung Nexus Prime, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Samsung Prime and it is an NFC phone. Whatever it ends up being called, it is looking like – what we are going to call it – the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is all set to launch on October 27th if a memo that is floating around Verizon internally is to be believed. The guys over at DroidLife had their hands on an internal Verizon memo that showed upcoming release dates and the “Samsung Prime” had a date.
However, the email that Verizon employees received this morning does say that dates are subject to change. But consider that this could be subterfuge. In a best case scenario, we could see the Samsung Galaxy Nexus released as early as next week to compete with the iPhone 4S launch.
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 06th, 2011 at 11:44 AM Filed Under Latest News
Samsung Galaxy Nexus “Nexus Prime” NFC phone specs outed
We finally have the near full specs for the NFC Nexus Prime, or what we have now learned is to be called the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and they are a little lower than we would have liked, but still very impressive. BGR got this scoop this morning and now we finally have a near complete picture of what we should expect from the latest and greatest pure Google experience NFC phone. The great news is the Samsung Galaxy Nexus doesn’t have a 4.5-inch display; it is actually going to ship with a colossal 4.65-inch 1280 x 720-pixel Super AMOLED HD with curved glass. We saw the teaser the other day that suggested that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus would have a curved glass screen, but we certainly didn’t know it would stretch our an extra 0.15 inches which puts it in a class leader position.
Posted by Seth PlanckSeptember 20th, 2011 at 1:32 PM Filed Under Galleries, Latest News, Rumor
LG LU6200 NFC phone to be LG’s hero NFC smartphone?
Haven’t heard of the LG U+, which is also known as the LG LU6200, NFC phone? Nor had we until a few days ago, but it is impressive to say the least. LG hasn’t really lived up to its smartphone prowess lately and the NFC phones that the company has announced have been geared more towards budget conscious consumers. Meanwhile, arch rival Samsung trots out hero phone after hero phone to the point it has started to threaten Apple in a big way. That could change very soon, in LG’s homeland Korea anyway. The team at Engadget came across a new NFC phone known as the LG LU6200 on the Korean website MovePlayer. If the LG LU6200 NFC phone shown on this little Korean website is half true, it will look as if Korea will soon have an LG LU6200 NFC wonder phone on its hands. Today more photos have been accidentally on purpose “leaked” which you can see below.
Posted by Seth PlanckSeptember 02nd, 2011 at 8:03 PM Filed Under Latest News
T-Mobile USA finally launches BlackBerry Bold 9900 no NFC mentioned, don’t look behind the curtain
We knew the BlackBerry Bold 9900 NFC phone was coming to T-Mobile in the States and it sure took its time in doing so. But as from yesterday the Research in Motion flagship has been available for the sum of $299 after a $50 mail-in rebate (ouch). The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is arguably the highest quality phone that RIM has launched and for us one of the top features is the inclusion of NFC into the mix. However, if you take a gander at T-Mobile’s site you will find nary a word about NFC in the description of the BlackBerry Bold 9900.
BlackBerry Bold 9900 NFC switched off?
Posted by Seth PlanckAugust 12th, 2011 at 6:13 PM Filed Under Latest News
Vodafone dishes out UK NFC goodness with the BlackBerry Bold 9900
Vodafone UK have started to sell the BlackBerry Bold 9900 NFC phone bringing Brits more choice in NFC handsets as from today, and can be had for the bargain price of free on contract
Yes, you saw that correctly – the long awaited BlackBerry Bold 9900 NFC phone hits Vodafone UK today. Vodafone has become Britain’s first mobile network operator to offer RIM’s flagship handset and it’s available for free as long as your strap yourself to a £41 per month ball and chain contract. That particular plan gets you 1,200 minutes of talk time, which very few people will use, and 500MB of data, so don’t use it for YouTube too often or they’ll have you for overage charges.
However, if you don’t like that Vodafone contract, you can always head over to Amazon UK and pick up a BlackBerry Bold 9900 NFC phone for around £519.99 or $846.75 (ouch) and get whatever plan you like. However, the Amazon BlackBerry Bold 9900 is not going to be heading out in the post until August 25th and you’ll probably have to pop down to either the Halifax for small loan, or that guy you met in a pub that routinely harasses your mates because they went to a loan shark also so they could have a new phone off contract.
Posted by Seth PlanckJuly 19th, 2011 at 2:31 PM Filed Under Galleries, Rumor, Videos
Galaxy S II spotted and is heading to Sprint as the Galaxy S Within, but is it the NFC i9101?
The CDMA Samsung Galaxy S Within i9101, or as we more commonly know it, Samsung Galaxy S II, has been spotted all dressed up and ready to roll with Sprint branding. The Galaxy S II has certainly taken its sweet time to get here after launching in Korea ages ago and in the UK in June. The rumor has indicated that the smartphone will be available on the “Now Network” on July 24th, from an uncertain Sprint employee. So, your oh so long wait could be over and you may well be walking around with the Galaxy S Within your pocket. Another piece of related news is that the Samsung Galaxy S Within is said to ship with Android 2.3.4, so it would presumably support Google Talk video chat straight out of the gate. From the leaked photographs, we see that the camera housing has changed shape from a rectangular opening to an oval one.We also see a large Sprint logo adorning the back of the case, but what we don’t see is the FCC certification. If the phone is indeed due to launch on the 24th of this month, we would expect to see it come through the FCC soon.
Is the Galaxy S Within, the i9101 NFC phone?
There has been a lot of speculation as to whether the U.S. launch of the Galaxy S Within is in fact the Galaxy S II GT-i9101 NFC smartphone. Some media outlets are swearing that it is the NFC variant of the by now legendary superphone but there has been no evidence surface to confirm this. Other rumors are suggesting that the Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9101 is due to be released in the UK by the end of this month, which if true, does add credence to the possibility that the Sprint Galaxy S Within could well be the i9101.
Posted by Seth PlanckJuly 12th, 2011 at 3:22 PM Filed Under Rumor
Samsung Romania may have unwittingly confirmed Google Nexus Prime rumors
Did Samsung just out itself with regards to the rumored Google Nexus Prime NFC phone? It may well have on its Romanian Twitter feed, what seemingly confirms the existence of the Nexus Prime NFC beast. Oh, how we love sharp eyed reporters and PR faux-pas early in the morning! The Romanian paper, Ziarul Financiar recently mirrored trusted rumors that BGR had received and the Samsung Romania PR team tweeted the article on Twitter. Why would they do that if there was no truth in the rumor? Ha! Caught red-handed. Whether or not this is a misstep, it appears to the outside world to confirm the rumor. The Google Nexus Prime tweets have since been removed but we have a screenshot after the break for your viewing pleasure.
Posted by Seth PlanckJuly 12th, 2011 at 1:09 PM Filed Under Rumor
Blackberry Bold 9930 NFC phone clears the FCC, launching soon in US?
The Blackberry Bold 9930 NFC phone just got the proverbial nod from the FCC to be sold in the good old USofA. So Canada, the UK and perhaps the US soon will have access to RIM’s flagship offering which adds another NFC handset to the market. We could see from the FCC filing that the Blackberry Bold 9930 NFC phone has a dual-band CDMA radio and a quad-band GSM tuner which lets us know we are not dealing with the Blackberry Bold 9900 NFC phone which only supports GSM. The 9930 is a world NFC phone that should work with most networks around the globe and that is what differentiates it from its 9900 brethren.
Which mobile operator networks is the Blackberry Bold 9930 NFC phone heading to?
Due to the nature of the Blackberry Bold 9930 NFC phone being a world phone, we can’t say for sure as it will work with any of the networks stateside. What we do know is that the fact it has passed FCC inspection suggests that RIM is readying to launch at some point in the not so distant future. What we can learn from an FCC filing is minimal because most pertinent information that you and I would be interested in has been stripped to keep secrets, secret.
Posted by Seth PlanckJuly 05th, 2011 at 5:22 PM Filed Under Latest News, Videos
Blackberry Bold 9900 NFC phone to launch on September 15th in UK
The wait for the RIM Blackberry Bold 9900 NFC phone may have an end in sight for people in the UK, as it gets a potential launch date of September 15th. The release date of the new Blackberry Bold 9900 NFC phone has been an on again, off again affair. The phone was initially rumored to launch in “the summer” and was then said to be put back until the fall. The Blackberry Bold 9900 NFC phone is set to be RIM’s flagship model and comes laden with a 1.2GHz Qualcomm dual core processor and a 2.8 inch capacitive touch screen and a 5 megapixel camera. It has 8GB of memory on board and is expandable via its microSD slot. People on CDMA networks get the 9900′s cousin the 9930 to play with, both models feature the exact same specifications aside from the GSM or CDMA radios.
Pre-order the Blackberry Bold 9900 NFC phone today for September 15th delivery
Amazon UK has added a pre-order option for the Blackberry Bold 9900 NFC phone with a delivery date set for September 15th and describes the phone as being “made of high-quality brushed stainless steel, with sculpted surfaces and refined touches, it’s got the looks to match its power.” We have checked for U.S. dates to no avail, but there should be an announcement soon and we will of course keep you updated.
Google Nexus Prime and a host of other NFC smartphones to released with Android 4.0 Ice Cream SandwichRumor
Posted by Seth PlanckJune 27th, 2011 at 7:35 PM Filed Under Latest News, Rumor
Google Nexus Prime and a host of other NFC smartphones to released with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Google Nexus Prime NFC smartphone featuring Android Ice Cream Sandwich Rumor alert! Wow, has it really been ten days since we posted about the Nexus 4G? Since that time, it appears to have all gone quiet – well that is until now! Word on the street, or in this case BGR, is that this new rumored pure Android experience NFC smartphone could be called the Google Nexus Prime, because the the codename for the product is Prime.
Google Nexus Prime, more than meets the eye?
Quick “catch me up” with Google Nexus Prime, featuring Android Ice Cream Sandwich, rumors so far
Ten days ago we let you know there was a kinda, sorta, confirmed new Samsung Google Nexus in the works with a likely release date sometime in November. Like every other Google Nexus product, it is supposed to offer the pure Android experience and is rumored to dump the physical buttons we have all come to love. We also let you know that this new phone would feature the OMAP4460 next-generation dual-core 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz CPU for its processing power. We had also learned that it would feature a display described to be a 720p HD “monster-sized” screen. The Google Nexus Prime is also rumored to feature HD video recording and play back at 1080p, and the camera is said to be an advanced 5-megapixel sensor delivering class-leading image quality in addition to superior low-light performance. The rear camera is reported to be backed up by a 1 mega pixel camera up front, and of course, a phone of this magnitude will rock on LTE. Okay. you are officially caught up. Let us continue…