Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Nokia Unveils new Smartphones at Nokia World

At Nokia World, the company's annual event for customers, partners and developers, Nokia demonstrated clear progress on its strategy by unveiling a bold portfolio of innovative phones, services and accessories, including the first smartphones in its Windows Phone-based Nokia Lumia range.

Nokia also launched four new mobile phones the Asha 300, 303, 200 and 201, which blur the line between smartphones and feature phones, offering QWERTY and touch screen experiences, combined with fast and easy access to the Internet, integrated social networking, messaging and world-class applications from the Nokia Store.

"Eight months ago, we shared our new strategy and today we are demonstrating clear progress of this strategy in action. We're driving innovation throughout our entire portfolio, from new smartphone experiences to ever smarter mobile phones," said Stephen Elop, Nokia President and CEO. "From the Nokia Lumia 800 to the Nokia Asha 201, we are bringing compelling new products to the market faster than ever before. I'm incredibly proud of these new devices - and the people of Nokia who have made this happen."

Gemalto TSM Selected for Singapore's Nation-wide NFC Roll-out

Gemalto announces its selection by IDA to develop and operate its Trusted Services Manager (TSM) solution to securely deploy and manage mobile NFC services such as payment, ticketing, loyalty and other wireless services like the smart poster which allows consumers to interact with advertisements.

This open yet secure platform will also encourage widespread participation by businesses and service providers from wide-ranging industries to join the ecosystem to offer more consumer services, including mobile coupons, mobile tickets and product information.

The complete TSM operation will take place in a secure environment in Singapore, whereby end users' data is provisioned confidentially over the air to their devices.

The project is expected to launch commercially to consumers from middle of 2012.

Ingenico Q3 2011 Revenue

Ingenico announces revenue up 8.31% to Euro 249.2 million its revenue figures for the third quarter of 2011.

Philippe Lazare, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ingenico, commented: "The sustained growth we achieved in the third quarter is in line with our full-year targets in all business segments. In Payment Terminals, we have continued to leverage our global footprint, particularly the high growth in emerging markets. In Transaction Services, growth accelerated this past quarter to 19%. As a result, recurring revenue has increased to 32% of our total revenue.

On the basis of this performance, we can confidently confirm our revenue and profitability guidance for fiscal year 2011."

INSIDE Secure Surpasses 10 million NFC Chip Shipments

INSIDE Secure announced yesterday that it has shipped more than 10 million MicroRead and SecuRead NFC solutions to date this year to multiple manufacturers of a broad range of mobile NFC devices.

This milestone heralds the imminent arrival of mainstream NFC smartphones and devices to global markets as the industry achieves liftoff in 2011, and means that devices with INSIDE NFC solutions will soon be in the hands of millions of people who will use them to enjoy the rich consumer experiences of new mobile services.

UPM and Hansaprint introduce NFC Mobile App at Nokia World

UPM RFID and Finnish-based printing house Hansaprint are introducing a revolutionary NFC mobile application called TagAge Mobile today at Nokia World 2011, London. The TagAge Mobile tag creator is the first of its kind in the world, allowing users to create NFC tag content and graphics using their own photos stored on smartphone.

Users don't need to have NFC phones for tag encoding; they can simply create the content in the app and order printed and encoded tags for delivery to the desired address. Content creation supports all NFC NDEF formats. The graphical user interface provides ease-of-use as well as a sticker sample library with ready-made designs.

TagAge Mobile for Nokia Symbian smartphones will be available to the public free of charge via Nokia Store during November 2011.

"With TagAge Mobile we are removing the last barrier to making NFC tags easily available to consumers. We expect that great, undiscovered ideas and concepts will start to flow rapidly now that consumers have all the required tools, NFC tags and smartphones available," says Mikko Nikkanen, Business Development Director, UPM RFID.

New Solutions for a Paperless Lifestyle

Fujitsu announced new capabilities for sending scanned paperwork to the Apple iPad and iPhone, in addition to new functionality allowing users to upload scanned documents to a wide range of cloud-based services using its ScanSnap S1500, S1500M, S1300 and S1100.

With the launch of its first official app for both the iPad and iPhone "ScanSnap Connect", consumers have a convenient way to send and store their scans to their mobile device, and organisations have a flexible solution to assist with collaboration between colleagues and business partners.

Furthermore, ScanSnap now enables users to scan documents directly to Salesforce Chatter and SugarSync, in addition to the scanners cloud services support for Evernote and Google Docs, giving users even more flexibility to store, share and access their paperwork. Whether it is scanning contracts, receipts, bills, invoices, or business cards on the road or using a PC in one place and a Mac in another, consumers have the necessary tools to be even more productive and paperless virtually anywhere.

"Today, everything is mobile, connected, interactive and immediate, which is helping shape consumer behaviour and drive cloud computing," said Michael Sidejas, product marketing manager, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. "We've taken pride in our ability to quickly evolve ScanSnap's capabilities and add new features that no other document management company offers today to provide consumers and business professionals the most productive, versatile scanning experience."

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