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Posted by Seth PlanckSeptember 27th, 2011 at 3:53 PM Filed Under Galleries, Latest News, Press Release, Videos
Nokia N9 NFC phone starts shipping, fails to say where
Nokia has finally started shipping its Nokia N9 NFC smartphone around the world. In a press release today Nokia confirmed that the Nokia N9 will be in consumers’ hands imminently, but failed to say which markets would see the Nokia N9 and which carriers would be selling the first and last Nokia Meego device.
“Since we announced the Nokia N9 in June this year, the feedback that it has gotten from discerning and avid smartphone users across the world has been nothing short of fantastic,” said Ilari Nurmi, Vice President of Marketing at Nokia. “With the innovations in industrial design, user interface, and the Qt developer experience, the Nokia N9 sets the bar for how natural technology can feel, and represents the first in a number of products from Nokia that will be brought to life in similar fashion.”
Posted by Seth PlanckSeptember 02nd, 2011 at 12:58 AM Filed Under Galleries, Latest News, Press Release, Videos
Nokia N9 NFC phone launching in Australia on three mobile networks this October
Australia is going to get the Nokia N9 NFC phone next month (October) on three – count them, three – mobile network operators. Optus, Telsta and Vodafone have all signed up to bring another NFC phone down under. The Nokia N9 was denied the option of heading to the States, the UK and Germany but Australia has got lucky and will receive its Nokia N9 slabs of MeeGo goodness next month and Nokia has even put up a page to let you sign up to find out the exact date it will be in your area. The old Nokia is in its death throws before it shuts up shop and reopens as a Windows Phone only house, but the gang from Espoo want to go out with a bang and the Nokia N9 definitely qualifies in that arena of quirky coolness.
Posted by Seth PlanckAugust 09th, 2011 at 9:41 PM Filed Under Latest News, Rumor
Nokia N9 NFC phone to give America and potentially UK a miss
We have been covering the Nokia N9 NFC phone for quite sometime. Nokia’s first and last MeeGo NFC phone made quite the stir when it was introduced, and many people have been waiting in anticipation for its release here in the United States. The guys over at Engadget have been trying every trick in the book to get Nokia to let us all know about a definite release date, as we already know Sweden and Switzerland have theirs and today they got some bad news. Nokia got back to them and said that they had no plans to launch the Nokia N9 NFC phone in the US.
Nokia said, “After the very positive reception to the launch of the Nokia N9, the product is now being rolled out in countries around the world. At this time we will not be making it available in the US. Nokia takes a market by market approach to product rollout, and each country makes its own decisions about which products to introduce from those available. Decisions are based on an assessment of existing and upcoming products that make up Nokia’s extensive product portfolio and the best way in which to address local market opportunities.”
Posted by Seth PlanckAugust 05th, 2011 at 9:13 PM Filed Under Galleries, Latest News, Videos
Nokia N9 NFC phone release date counting down for September 23rd debut
Well it’s official, the beauty known as the MeeGo touting Nokia N9 NFC phone is counting down to a September 23rd release. The countdown clock for the Nokia N9 NFC phone has been started on the Swedish Nokia website, suggesting that the launch will happen at 10 AM. At this time, we have no information to suggest that this launch will be the same for any other markets. However, speculation around the blogosphere assumes that Nokia will want to get the NFC phone out into the wild before Nokia World in late October which is set to exclusively feature Windows Phone 7 devices. If that theory holds true, we may also see some of Nokia’s other NFC phones join the party in short order.
Posted by Seth PlanckJuly 31st, 2011 at 4:34 PM Filed Under Galleries, Videos
NFC Nokia N9 release date on Orange Switzerland
For the most part, news on when we might get our hands on the NFC Nokia N9 has been non-existent since the sweet, sweet MeeGo smartphone was announced. However, now over at Orange Switzerland the NFC Nokia N9 has a coming soon page with launch date of release stated to be 15th of September. Last month, 3 Group said the phone would arrive by the 23rd of September but this new date is edging the phone closer to release.
NFC Nokia N9 specifications
The NFC Nokia N9 has that fabulous polycarbonate shell and has no physical buttons aside from the volume rocker / camera button. The user interface is super clean, polished and uncluttered and the overall look of the phone is aesthetically pleasing and well designed. The NFC Nokia N9 comes with storage options that include a 16GB or a 64GB choice, which puts it ahead of the game in storage capacity. The phone comes with 1GB of RAM too, which is very welcome. As far as processor, the NFC Nokia N9 MeeGo smartphone skips along with the OMAP3630 1 GHz processor backed up with a PowerVR SGX530 to handle graphics. The NFC Nokia N9 isn’t skating on LTE but does have GSM and penta-band WCDMA radios so data shouldn’t be like waiting for continents to shift.
Posted by Seth PlanckJuly 22nd, 2011 at 1:33 PM Filed Under Galleries, Latest News, Videos
Nokia N9 NFC phone is through the FCC
On seeing the Nokia N9 NFC phone clear through the FCC, we can’t help reflect on the end of an era. The Nokia N9 NFC phone has looks that could kill and industrial design that would make an Apple fan look twice. It also flourishes a finish that screams quality and fun loving times, but those times are a changing. The simplified UI of MeeGo only adds the the Nokia N9′s charm and yet it will have no off spring, no cousins and no future outside of its current iteration, and that seems such a waste. Symbian is heading the way that the great lizards, dinosaurs and horse drawn cart went. Dodos prepare to meet great Nokia handsets of the past as they exit this plane of existence and become extinct, as Espoo ushers in the age of Microkia. Nokia MeeGo devices were said to be such a way forward, and yet the N9 will stand as the only example of its species for all time. In a year or two, we will reflect on what might have been if Nokia hadn’t put all its eggs in the Microsoft Windows Phone basket. But for now ladies and gentlemen, may we present the Nokia N9, a smartphone that is and will remain unique.
What the FCC documentation shows us about the mighty Nokia N9 NFC phone
On most FCC documents, you are lucky if you get a line drawing. Companies these days rely on secrecy to be able to make big splash announcements. That is certainly true of the Nokia N5 that just cleared the FCC yesterday. However, the Nokia N9 NFC phone has nothing to hide and was posted with a set of postmortem shots of its beautiful innards. Without further ado, here are the specs that were shared for the FCC’s purposes.
Posted by Seth PlanckJuly 08th, 2011 at 1:09 PM Filed Under Latest News, Press Release
McDonald’s is lovin MasterCard PayPass NFC Contactless Payments in Canada
McDonald’s Ltd. Canada has embraced NFC payments by installing MasterCard’s NFC POS terminals in more than 1400 restaurants nationally giving customers the option to tap-and-go when making purchases. MacDonald’s wants to be first off the block and ready to accept contactless payments as mobile wallets are getting closer to launching. Canada isn’t the first country that McDonald’s has readied for NFC payments, McDonald’s restaurants in the UK were upgraded earlier this year to accept contactless payments.
NFC Contactless payments improving McDonald’s customer experience in Canada with MasterCard
Consumers with a PayPass-enabled MasterCard credit card or mobile phone can quickly order their Big Mac, fries and a thick shake and securely pay for their purchases with a simple tap of their card or phone on a PayPass NFC POS terminal. The transaction is confirmed within seconds, and the consumer never has to let go of his card or phone.
Posted by Seth PlanckJune 24th, 2011 at 11:47 PM Filed Under Latest News, Videos
Would you like to lock and unlock your home with your phone, now you can with Lockitron NFC door locks
Lockitron NFC door locks, whatever will they think of next? If you are like us you probably don’t leave the house or office without carrying at least 1/2 pound of metal with you that you call keys. Keys for the car, keys for the house, keys for the office and keys you can’t remember what they unlocked but you are pretty sure they are important. We feel your pain. Well, it probably isn’t going to be that way for too much longer because NFC is here to unburden your pants and purses. Lockitron is a company that makes just such a solution and we have to say it looks very promising.
What are Lockitron NFC door locks
Essentially, the Lockitron system replaces your keys with your smartphone. The system basically has two ways in which it works; let’s explore the NFC way first. When you swipe your NFC-enabled smartphone over the sensor, the Lockitron box checks your access credentials to see if you are authenticated with its server and either unlocks the door or keeps you out. That is as easy as it gets, but there are a couple of caveats we will get to in a bit.
Posted by Seth PlanckJune 22nd, 2011 at 7:06 PM Filed Under Latest News, Press Release, Videos
NXP unveils its vision of a contactless NFC car, KEyLink Lite
NXP, those Dutch folk behind Near Field Communications, have today unveiled their vision of a contactless NFC car, KEyLink Lite. If NXP gets its way we will soon be using NFC-enabled devices to access our vehicles, find where we parked our cars, personalize our settings and use NFC technology to diagnose vehicular problems – the time of the NFC car has arrived! The main problem with car keys is that they, well, just unlock and lock cars. Sure, they immobilize cars and can remember personal settings of particular drivers but in this world of convergence it is not like you can watch TV on your car key or order a pizza with it. It’s a good job for us that NXP Semiconductors have our backs covered when it comes to the NFC car then, isn’t it? NXP Semiconductors today unveiled KEyLink Lite, so let’s take a look:
NXP introduces KEyLink Lite paving the way to the NFC car
NXP are not new to the automotive world and the NFC car KEyLink Lite product is a natural progression for the emerging Near Field Communications technology
The NFC car vision embodied in KEyLink Lite is a very natural progression for NXP as it already builds software, sensors and chips for the automotive industry. Near Field Communications are hot at the moment and it makes sense that the clog loving company would combine two areas of expertise to create products that tie all areas together and result in the NCF2970, or KEyLink Lite, NFC car product . The company is calling its NFC car product KEyLink Lite, but as you may have guessed, the chip doing the grunt work is the NCF2970.
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.