Orange and Barclaycard announce NFC enabled Samsung Wave 578

Mobile phone network Orange has unveiled the Samsung Wave 578 mobile phone will be added to their range of handsets, with NFC abilities that allows for contactless payments.

The Samsung Wave 578 now joins the Samsung Tocco Quick Tap, as the other NFC enabled phone on Orange – where items can be purchased in high-street shops, by just touching the mobile on a card reader and in much the same way as London Transport’s Oyster Card system operates.

Samsung’s Wave 578 was introduced at Mobile World Congress this year, along with the Galaxy S II and Samsung Galaxy tablet ‘Tab’ 10.1.

The handset arrives with a 3.2-inch WQVGA TFT screen, with a 3.2 megapixel camera, along with support for microSD cards, WIFI and HSDPA, whilst running from Samsung’s own Bada operating system.

Barclaycard

operates the ‘Quick Tap’ contactless payment service, where an NFC mobile phone can be used at over 50,000 stores nationwide, including Prêt a Manger, EAT, Little Chef, Wembley Arena, Subway, Wilkinson and McDonalds - making purchases of £15 and under.

The Samsung Wave with Quick Tap will be available from Orange in the next coming weeks on pay as you go and monthly contracts, with Barclaycard providing £10 cash free and 10-percent cash back on all Quick Tap purchases made within 90 days.

Originally published at OneMobileRing.com