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Articles tagged with: near-field communications

RIM’s New BlackBerry Bold 9900 UNVEILED W/ Video!

Mobile maker, Research In Motion has just unwrapped its latest gadget in the BlackBerry phone lineup. The new device is called the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 and will be RIM’s thinnest BlackBerry phone yet. The new Bold finally has a touchscreen, thank god! Also to come, is a full QWERTY keyboard for all the texting you could possibly desire.

RIM also claims that the new QWERTY keyboard is its best to date. The BlackBerry will run on the new BlackBerry 7 OS and feature a 1.2GHz High Performance CPU, 768 RAM, 8GB of storage, touchscreen, 4G support, and Near-Fields Communications technology.

Angry Birds Magic Adopts NFC Technology

If there weren’t enough versions of Angry Birds yet, brace yourself, Angry Birds Magic is coming soon! Angry Bird makers, Rovio are teaming up with Nokia to bring NFC (near-field communications) technology to Angry Birds. Don’t get too excited just yet, this won’t be a multi-player version of Angry Birds. Users will instead tap their Nokia phones with one another to unlock new levels in their Angry Birds games, and I assume will attempt to clear each level while the two friends will have some level of “bonding”, if you can call it that!

Samsung And Visa Bring NFC To London 2012 Olympics

Samsung and Visa are currently in talks about a partnership delivering NFC mobile payment technology for the London 2012 Olympics. Both companies are considering rolling an Olympics and Paralympics Games handset in London that will be specially equipped with the new NFC technology. The new phone will work with a Visa payment application and a special SIM card. The consumer will be able to make a purchase with the phone by opening the Visa application and holding it in front of a special contactless reader.

London currently has 60,000 contactless readers in place and VISA is working hard with banks and retailers to make that number even larger. Samsung and VISA sponsored athletes will be among the first to get their hands on the new phone, with consumers later able to buy the phone through…

Verizon Will Not Have iPhone5

A phone conversation with Enrico Salvatori, Qualcomm’s VP, has convinced ITProPortal that there will not be an iPhone5 for the Verizon platform. The reason for this assumption is because Apple is gearing up to release a multimode baseband module to reduce costs and meet Apple’s aggressive needs to shoot the phone onto the market. The Apple iPad 2 currently runs on the Qualcomm MDM6600. The MDM6600 is a data chipset which supports the HSPA+ speed rates up to 14.4Mbps as well as current CDMA technologies. By using this lower cost chipset, Apple will save 80 million dollars once they reach 40 million sales. Qualcomm’s new technology cuts down the price of the chip by integrating smaller components, thereby…