KT and Samsung launch NFC services, NFC-enabled A170K phone in Korea
Samsung has just launched the first NFC-enabled phone in South Korea, the SHW-A170K.
The handset is being released via KT – the country’s second largest mobile carrier which will, of course, provide NFC services, allowing customers to make wireless payments, buy tickets or gift cards.
The Samsung A170K features a 3 inch WQVGA touchscreen display, GPS, T-DMB, stereo Bluetooth, and a 3MP camera.
KT said that it intends to launch NFC Android smartphones in the future, without providing specific details.
Earlier this year, Nokia announced that all its smartphones introduced starting 2011 will have NFC capabilities.