Sony, Watchdata tag-team to hook more mobiles into NFC tech
Sony and Watchdata have teamed up in the latest effort to further the use of contactless payments.
The consumer electronics giant has signed an agreement with Singapore-based smart card company Watchdata to integrate near field communication (NFC) and Sony’s FeliCa technology into Watchdata’s SIMpass solutions next year.
As part of the agreement, Sony and Watchdata will “provide NFC functions to a wider range of mobile phone handsets,” expanding the ongoing trend of NFC payments made via a mobile device.
Sony’s FeliCa technology, widely used in Asia, is a secure contactless payment…
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