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Posted by Seth PlanckNovember 10th, 2011 at 1:56 PM Filed Under Latest News
NXP Working on 10 NFC tablets and 90 NFC phones
If ever there was any doubt that NFC tablets were heading our way NXP squashed that misconception at 4G World a couple of weeks ago as Jeff Miles Vice President Mobile Transactions Worldwide at NXP announced that NXP was currently working on over 100 NFC devices that was made up of 10 NFC tablets and around 90 NFC phones. We have some video of this announcement we will put up on the site within the next week or so. However, this shows that tablet manufacturers are starting to see NFC as a must-have feature to be competitive.
Posted by Seth PlanckSeptember 20th, 2011 at 9:27 PM Filed Under Galleries, Latest News, Rumor, Videos
Intel Medfield Android Tablet shows NFC by mistake? Or was it a “Microsoft aren’t the only ones with an NFC tablet moment”?
Last week Microsoft held their developer conference and Intel held theirs. It turns out both were showing off NFC tablets.
An NFC tablet is rarer than NFC phones at the moment. In fact, they are as rare as Sarah Palin at a Planned Parenthood clinic opening. Last week, we think it’s fair to say that there was a fair amount of hurrah surrounding the Microsoft announcement that let the world know that Windows 8 would feature NFC. They even gave away NFC tablets to conference attendees to prove it. Strangely enough, at that very same time Intel was holding its developer conference also. We all heard the news that Google would optimize Android so that it would support Intel processors.
Posted by Seth PlanckSeptember 19th, 2011 at 9:47 AM Filed Under Latest News, Press Release
NFC tags just evolved as NXP Semiconductors announces improved sensitivity NFC tags that can be smaller with the same read distances
The humble NFC tag just got a shot in the arm with NXP’s announcement that they have evolved the humble tag and have managed to make it more sensitive. When it comes to NFC tags we like the sensitive types. The more sensitive an NFC tag, the better read distances can be achieved and the smaller the tag can be. NXP Semiconductors has today revealed its new NTAG203, which is an NFC Forum-compliant Type 2 tag. This new NFC tag structure will be used by OEMs, inlay customers and end users, according to NXP. Until now smaller NFC tags has meant smaller read distances, but that is set to change with the NXP NTAG203. Up until today, it has been very common to find and use a 45mm NFC tag to ensure the read distance was sufficient on an NFC smartposter to read through other materials, or so that an NFC tag could be read through glass. The enhancement leverages existing MIFARE-based NFC tags which are the top selling NFC tag type worldwide.
“Together with our customers, we analyzed market demand as well as new use cases, to enhance our portfolio of NFC tag ICs. The result is the NTAG203, an NFC tag IC that can enhance the performance of existing tags, or enable the design of smaller tags without compromising performance,” said Chris Feige, General Manager of Tags and Labels Product Line, Identification Business, NXP Semiconductors.
Posted by Seth PlanckSeptember 07th, 2011 at 7:20 PM Filed Under Latest News, Videos
Eric Schmidt says the NFC lovin Ice Cream Sandwich hitting the primetime in October or November, just in time for the Verizon Droid Prime / Nexus Prime launch
We knew the next iteration of NFC pumped Android (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS was coming late this year, but now we have some meat on the bones of that rumor that comes from Mr. Google himself, Eric Schmidt. El Goog has been tighter lipped than Apple the night before an iPhone launch with regards to anything to do with Ice Cream Sandwich since Google IO back in May. We now have a date range to go on which ranges from October through to November for the official launch of the sweet, sweet new Android OS that we are all jonesing to get a look at. The NFC components are and new NFC API’s are of particular interest to NFC Rumors. The big question we have is – will the new Android Ice Cream Sandwich support Card Emulation mode for NFC?
Ice Cream Sandwich and the Nexus Prime / Droid Prime NFC rumor
Eric Schmidt casually revealed the arrival time of Android Ice Cream Sandwich while in an interview with Marc Benioff of Salesforce.com as you can see from the video below. Much of the hype around Ice Cream Sandwich Android OS is because Google said that the new OS would merge both Honeycomb and Gingerbread OS’s that came before it, unifying the tablet and smartphone platform for the first time.
Posted by Seth PlanckJune 21st, 2011 at 10:07 PM Filed Under Featured, Galleries, Press Release, Videos
Nokia N9 MeeGo NFC Smartphone
Nokia has shown the world its second NFC Smartphone, the Nokia N9, which is the company’s first MeeGo phone. In case you find yourself saying WhoGo? MeeGo is an open source smartphone platform that has been built in a collaborative effort between Intel and Nokia. Stephen Elop, the head honcho over at Nokia, promised that the company would deliver a MeeGo Smartphone by the end of the year and thus it has appeared.
We must say the Nokia N9, which is also known as the Lankku, slab is easy on the eyes and will come in a veritable amount of bright colors as well as a really quite lovely matte black. In fact, these colors are part of the polycarbonate shell, so even scratches and dings only result in the uncovering of more of the same color because the case is colored all the way through.