New Samsung NFC Phone Gets First Trial in Spain

BARCELONA – Samsung Electronics has introduced its new NFC phone for its first public trial, lending more than 400 units for a demonstration at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Spain’s largest telco, Telefónica, along with La Caixa Bank, Visa and a few vendors, are putting on the trial at the annual exposition and conference organized by the GSM Association. They handed out the touch-screen phones to more than 400 attendees with 75 euros (US$102) loaded in La Caixa Visa accounts. The users can tap during the four-day event to pay at more than 30 merchant locations the bank has equipped to accept Visa payWave around the congress center.

“This is the first time you will use a Visa application on the SIM card,” Pablo Montesano, director of new businesses, financial services for Telefónica Spain, told NFC Times in Barcelona.

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brad32 Apr 20 2010

Very great news I think. Despite the fact that this article is written before several months, but I have not known that Samsung Electronics has introduced its new NFC phone for its first public trial. Maybe I have missed this news... This mobile phone looks fantastic! I really would like to by it for myself. Have anyone known when it will be published in the mobile phone stories? Maybe have anyone tried this device? It would be really nice to hear some responses about this Samsung from other people. Thanks a lot one more time for the great and attractive information and I will be waiting for more news about this Samsung NFC phone from you in the future. Respectfully, Brad Nollton from mobile development

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