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Over 2.5 million NFC Cityzi phones sold in France

Wednesday 6 February 2013 | 10:32 CET | News
More than 2.5 million NFC Cityzi mobile phones have been sold in France, up on 1 million in June 2012, announced mobile contactless sector association AFSCM. Most phonemakers now see Sim-based NFC technology as a priority and are integrating the technology automatically to new products, AFSCM writes. There are over 26 compatible phones at present, 12 more than a year ago, including the best-selling Samsung Galaxy S3. Nice, Strasbourg, Caen and other big cities are deploying NFC systems for urban transport, payment, loyalty and tag-reading applications. Some 55,000 stores are equipped with

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