MasterCard Worldwide has certified more NFC-equipped smartphones for use with MasterCard PayPass contactless payment technology.
The new devices include the BlackBerry Bold 9900 & 9790, BlackBerry Curve 9360 & 9380, HTC One X, LG Optimus Elite, Nokia 603, Samsung Wave Y, Sony Xperia S and Sony Xperia P.
O2 has agreed a partnership to provide Costa, the UK’s largest coffee shop chain, with free WiFi.
Deployment has already started in London, with a national rollout due to continue throughout 2012. A single sign-up process gives users access to any of O2’s WiFi hotspots.
Microsoft says its new Windows 8 operating system will offer Dolby Digital Plus surround sound on tablets and PCs.
Audio encoding and decoding will be supported on x86 and ARM-based devices.
Device detection and web optimisation business 51Degrees.mobi has expanded its portfolio of solutions to include PHP support.
This means developers and owners of PHP-based web sites can now discover whether the visiting device is a tablet, whether it’s a smart phone and what the screen size is before automatically adjusting the online content.
Samsung Electronics has announced the GALAXY S III, the third generation of its flagship Android smartphone.
The Samsung GALAXY S III runs Android v4.0 and is equipped with a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display (1280 x 720 pixel) and an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera plus a 1.9 megapixel front camera and NFC connectivity.