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Microsoft confirms untapped Windows Phone NFC support

Microsoft confirms untapped Windows Phone NFC support

Windows Phone 7 already supports NFC technology, Microsoft has confirmed, but it remains the decision of handset manufacturers whether to activate the short-range wireless or, indeed, if there's a use-case for it. "As far as I'm aware, NFC is supported by [Windows Phone], but needs to be enabled by the OEM" Will Coleman developer evangelist and product manager at Microsoft UK, told TechRadar. "So, if any OEM wants to enable it, that can be done by all means." So far, no Windows Phone device offers NFC support.

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Verizon denies blocking Google Wallet on Galaxy Nexus, blames hardware

Verizon denies blocking Google Wallet on Galaxy Nexus, blames hardware

Verizon has issued a statement today denying claims that it is intentionally blocking support for the Google Wallet mobile payment app on the upcoming Galaxy Nexus. The response comes after a Google spokesperson confirmed yesterday that Verizon's Galaxy Nexus would not support the company's NFC-based payment app, spurring rumors that rivalry from Verizon's own NFC payment system was in play.

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Google confirms Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus won’t support Google Wallet

Google confirms Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus won’t support Google Wallet

So it's official, Google spokesperson just confirmed tonight that Verizon's Galaxy Nexus will not be supporting Google Wallet, along with those from other carriers, such as T-Mobile and AT&T (if they ever get the Nexus, that is). Same probably goes for all Android smartphones besides the Nexus S 4G for the currently foreseeable future. Well, that's not the most pleasant of news, especially for those who're already starting to utilize the NFC payment service offered by Google. What a bummer.

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Google Wallet adds coupons, rewards, and more retail partners

Google Wallet adds coupons, rewards, and more retail partners

Google Wallet unveiled its first batch of retail partners last week, which included American Eagle Outfitters, The Container Store, Foot Locker, Guess, Jamba Juice, Macy's, OfficeMax, and Toys R Us. And today, the company has even more good news for the select few with the NFC-equipped Nexus S 4G, revealing that those retail partners will also begin offering coupons and rewards points exclusively through Google Wallet.

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Galaxy S II NFC capabilities inside, dormant for now

Galaxy S II NFC capabilities inside, dormant for now

If you've got either an AT&T or a T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II and were hoping to work with Google Wallet in the near future, you might well be in luck. Have a look under your battery cover and you'll find the three sweetest words a mobile payments seeker can ever read: Near Field Communication. It's not been highly publicized yet because plans aren't publicly solid, but take a closer look in at least one public press release and you'll see it, clear as day: NFC enabled.

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PayPal to open pop-up store next month in NYC, showcasing new mobile payment options

PayPal to open pop-up store next month in NYC, showcasing new mobile payment options

Paypal is all set to open a new pop-up store in the trendy streets of downtown Manhattan, New York, to announce and showcase their new payment options and point-of-sale features that are coming soon. PayPal plans to invite local merchants to visit the store, located at 174 Hudson, to experience and see real-time demos of the company's payment processing technology for retail stores, and see it in action how they intend for it to be at brick and mortar stores nationwide.

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Google Wallet App Hands-on [Video]

Google Wallet App Hands-on [Video]

Though the update for the masses isn't technically released until Friday, we did some jimmy-rigging and honest finagling to get that Nexus S 4G Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread from the streets so we could bring you Google Wallet before it's even fully activated. You know basically how it works already - you enter your cards in, activate the card you want to use, and tap the console at your local participating store. Now you can see the interface as your humble narrator holds it.

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