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HTC Edge leaks continue: NFC & iPhone-rivaling HD display

HTC Edge leaks continue: NFC & iPhone-rivaling HD display

Tidbits on the HTC Edge, the rumored quadcore smartphone that could potentially catapult HTC back to the top-spot in Android devices, continue to emerge after yesterday's leak. In addition to the NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor - running at 1.5GHz, supposedly, and paired with 1GB of RAM - the Edge will supposedly include NFC, according to BGR. That's to go along with the 4.7-inch 720p HD S-LCD 2 display with optical lamination.

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Galaxy Nexus uses same NXP NFC solution as Nexus S

Galaxy Nexus uses same NXP NFC solution as Nexus S

This week it was revealed by none other than NXP that they were the ones that have been in the Nexus S from Samsung powering its NFC component and will also be in the Galaxy Nexus, they therefore providing the NFC for both Google hero devices. This isn't a gigantic deal for those of you that just want your devices to work, not caring about what's deeply embedded in the devices to make them work so spectacularly, but for the Android need-to-know crowd out there, you'll need to know this: the same NXP PN65N solution used in the Nexus S will now be used on the Galaxy Nexus.

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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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Motorola debuts Elite Bluetooth headsets with NFC

Motorola debuts Elite Bluetooth headsets with NFC

Motorola today unveiled two new Bluetooth headsets called the Elite Silver and the Elite Flip. Both headsets pack NFC chips, which means pairing the headsets with NFC-equipped handsets is as easy as tapping the two together. They also work with Motorola's My MotoSpeak app so that users can compose and send text messages by voice as well as listen to incoming texts.

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BlackBerry Tag promises NFC sharing in BB7

BlackBerry Tag promises NFC sharing in BB7

Never fear, Blackberry Tag isn't another fail-laced tablet or other device coming from RIM. Tag is a new tech that users of Blackberry smartphones will be able to use to trade and share data with other Blackberry users. Tag will be coming in BB7 and is the name of the NFC sharing tech RIM has been working on. It's worth noting that Tag is subject to network certifications. That would mean a chance that Tag is on some networks and not others.

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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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Samsung VISA and NFC confirm partnership for Olympics 2011 phone

Samsung VISA and NFC confirm partnership for Olympics 2011 phone

All the way back in April if 2011 we first heard of the possibility of a Samsung / VISA device running with an NFC chip to assure it of widespread use. Now it's October, just 295 days to go until the actual Olympics 2012 events in London, and VISA has confirmed that the device is, indeed, on track to be released in advance (how early yet we still do not know) of the games come next year. This device is set to be widely adopted (in other words, inexpensive) and will be promoted as an Olympics games "must have" device.

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Samsung Nexus Prime reportedly detailed: Verizon LTE

Samsung Nexus Prime reportedly detailed: Verizon LTE

The Samsung Nexus Prime, aka the Galaxy Nexus expected to be revealed at the company's event next Tuesday, has apparently been detailed as an Ice Cream Sandwich Verizon exclusive. The 9mm-thick device will have a 4.65-inch 1280 x 720 Super AMOLED HD curved glass display, BGR's source tells them, but rather than one of Samsung's own Exynos processors will instead run Texas Instrument's 1.2GHz OMAP 4460 dual-core Cortex A9 paired with 1GB of RAM.

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