Turkcell, Huawei and NXP combine to launch Turkey’s first NFC-enabled smartphone

Istanbul, Turkey – Turkcell (NYSE: TKC, ISE: TCELL) working with NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) have selected the PN544 Near Field Communication (NFC) radio chip for Turkcell’s new T20 smartphone.

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Mobile payments to hit $670bn by 2015

The value of mobile payments for digital and physical goods, money transfers and NFC transactions will reach US$670bn by 2015, up from $240bn this year,

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Biometric security for mobiles set to grow to $161m by 2015

The market for mobile phone biometric security products and services is set to grow significantly over the next five years, according to a report from Goode Intelligence.

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Orange launches the UK’s first contactless mobile payments service

Orange and Barclaycard today launch ‘Quick Tap’ – the UK’s first contactless mobile phone payments service,  allowing consumers to make purchases on the high street using their mobile phone.

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Retailers are unprepared for imminent consumer demand for mobile commerce

According to a survey of 100 marketing and IT managers at UK retail businesses and 1000 UK consumers, conducted by Vanson Bourne, the market is poorly poised

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Survey shows just 16% of retailers are ready for consumer demand for mobile commerce

Kony survey shows 87% of retailers believe mobile commerce will impact shopping in the next two years, yet only 16% have a mobile strategy in place.

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Gemalto makes breakthrough in mobile NFC software

Digital security company Gemalto has announced what it claims is the world’s first UICC-embedded software application compliant with Mobile Mastercard Paypass M/Chip 4, the new Mastercard payment specification for mobile near field communications (NFC).

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Frost & Sullivan forecast NFC payment lead by 2015 with 863m enabled devices globally

The near field communication (NFC) market has moved from an ‘innovator’ to an ‘early adopter’ phase and from trial development to the first commercial roll out.

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