One step closer to the mobile wallet
The operator Orange, in partnership with the manufacturer Gemalto, decided to offer its customers SIM cards equipped with NFC chips.
Why it matters
Our mobile phone is an extension of ourselves – and we rarely leave home without it. This solution not only allow users to perform various operations remotely and at their own pace, it can also act as a mobile wallet. Users can also access a portfolio of scalable applications for NFC payments, transportation, ticketing and loyalty programs. While NFC technology has been discussed at length for some time now, how can brands use this new technology to connect with customers and their favourite everyday tool?
Portuguese publisher Porto Editora has released high school text books as mobile phone apps, designed to help students prepare for their exams. The content is available both in text and audio formats.
Queen’s University Human Media Lab has developed the PaperPhone. This mobile computing device has all the functionality of a smartphone, yet it's as flexible as paper and uses no power when the user is not interacting with it.