Mophie launches FeliCa credit card payment solution in Japan

Mophie makes all sorts of cool accessories for the iPhone from regular cases to the Juicepack line of cases that add battery life to your iPhone. Back in late December 2009, we heard that Mophie was working on a new credit card reader for the iPhone but we had few details on the device.Mophie has announced today that it will be launching a new credit card reader in Japan in collaboration with Flight System Consulting and Focal Point Computer. The new card reader uses contactless Sony FeliCa technology.

It's not clear if this is the card reader we talked about in December, Mophie offers no pictures of the device to verify that. The reader uses contactless IC card technology for processing payments on a mobile terminal. Considering the card reader we saw in December had a slot for swiping cards and this one has FeliCa technology built-in it may be a new animal altogether.