I have a feeling this is old stuff for Nokia only they never managed (or did they) to do anything with it.
Google and Sprint have officially unveiled Google Wallet, an Android "digital wallet" that enables payments with a smartphone in much the same way people use credit cards today. Rather than swiping a credit card at the cash register, you tap your phone on a retailer's NFC (near-field communications) reader. The Wallet app can …
Do not want.
(Fortunately I don't have a capable phone. And if I did, I certainly wouldn't configure it.)
So I can't charge anything to my account if I don't have charge?
If NFC stations could double up as a quick wireless induction chargers, I might have been slightly interested.
I believe it's supposed to work even when the phone's switched off - at least that's what I gathered when initially reading about it some time ago. This would go against there being a password-protected app though... can anyone clarify the situation?
Pint, because I look forward to buying them with NFC and not returning home after a session weighed down with about £20 in change...