The Complete Guide to Near Field Communications in Singapore
Understanding Near Field Communication
The Next Wave in Convenience
Besides 4G/LTE, the mobile world is also pushing for the rapid adoption of near field communication (NFC) technology among consumers. NFC-enabled smartphones have been introduced to the market as early as last year, and the momentum is set to pick up in the coming months with tablets and even notebooks incorporating NFC.
Several phone manufacturers such as Research in Motion, Samsung and Sony are working to build up an ecosystem for their users to enjoy NFC services. The three telcos also rolled out their respective credit, pre-paid and stored-value payment services through NFC-enabled mobile phones.
Through this guide, we hope to empower you about the basics of NFC, what you can do with it, how to get NFC services setup, the supporting merchants and much more!
NFC Related Feature Articles and Reviews
NEWS / 05 Dec 2013
EZ-Link Pte Ltd today announced the world's first NFC mobile app for EZ-Link card top-ups. It promises to deliver convenience for consumers in Singapore and marks a step closer to transforming Singapore into a cashless society.
FEATURE / 26 Sep 2013
BlackBerry recently added a new member to its BlackBerry 10 family of devices - the Z30. It sports the largest display and battery ever on a BlackBerry device. Check out our initial impressions of it at BlackBerry Jam Asia 2013 in Hong Kong.
REVIEW / 23 Sep 2013
For the first time in recent memory, Samsung is facing very fierce competition in the product category it has created three years ago. Is the Galaxy Note 3 still the best phablet to get this year? We find out in this review.
NEWS / 18 Sep 2013
Google has bought Bump for an as of yet undisclosed figure. Bump was a simple tool to help share files between smartphones by tapping them together. The Bump team were also responsible for photo album app Flock.
NEWS / 10 Sep 2013
You can be among the first in Singapore to get the Xperia Z1 by registering your interest at Sony Singapore's website.
NEWS / 06 Sep 2013
HP has just revealed their lineup of new premium desktop products for 2013, which includes the HP Envy Recline Touchsmart AiO PC, a touch enabled series of All-in-One Windows 8 desktop machines.
Samsung Announces NFC-enabled Xpress C410/460 Series Printers; Wants to be No. 1 A4 Printer Maker by 2017
NEWS / 05 Sep 2013
Earlier at a press conference at IFA 2013, Samsung announced the Xpress C410W, C460W, and C460FW, which are the world's first NFC-enabled color laser printer and multifunction printers.
FEATURE / 04 Sep 2013
Sony has just unveiled a 11-inch tablet with Ultrabook-like components, similar to Microsoft's own Surface Pro tablet, but a lot sleeker. The Vaio Tap 11 has a dual-core Intel Core processor, as well as a digitizer (N-trig technology) that lets you draw or write on the tablet. Check out our brief experience with it.
FEATURE / 29 Aug 2013
Atlas Sound and Vision introduces two new Loewe televisions, which includes the new flagship full-array LED screen as well as two new speakers, one of which is the trendy, NFC enabled Loewe Speaker 2 Go. More details after the jump!
REVIEW / 27 Aug 2013
Heavy on features, the Creative Evo Zx is a wireless headphone set equipped with NFC technology. In addition, the product sports the SB-Axx1 audio processing chip from Creative previously found on the Sound Blaster Axx1 speakers.
NEWS / 16 Aug 2013
Sony Mobile today announced its first "phablet", the 6.44-inch Xperia Z Ultra at Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai. Hit the jump to find out more about the Sony Xperia Z Ultra.
REVIEW / 06 Aug 2013
The Lumix DMC-FT5 is Pansonic's latest tough camera. It is waterproof up to 13m, shockproof from a height of up to 2m and is able to resist pressure of up to 100kgf. But how will this tough cookie measure up as a camera? We find out.
REVIEW / 01 Aug 2013
Having a 6.44-inch display in an ultra slim 6.5mm chassis, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra is easily the largest and ironically the sleekest phablet in the market. Did Sony create the perfect phone-tablet hybrid? We find out in this review.
REVIEW / 30 Jul 2013
The LF1 is Panasonic's newest advanced compact and has similarities to its LX7 counterpart. While the sensor inside the LF1 is the same size and type as that of the LX7, the LF1 sports a higher resolution. Other differences include a longer but slightly slower lens and an electronic viewfinder (EVF) - a rarity on small cameras. Along with a lower price, are these differences enough to make the LF1 stand out?
NEWS / 17 Jul 2013
The LG Pocket Photo mobile printer supports Bluetooth, NFC, and uses Zink's inkless printing technology. Weighing just 215g, it's one of the lightest and smallest mobile photo printer in the market.