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Samsung Wave 578 with NFC Arrives in the UK

Technology giant from South Korea, Samsung Electronics has unveiled its brand new Samsung Wave 578 to woo those UK consumers who have been eagerly waiting to experience the wonders that the NFC (Near Field Communication) technology has on offer.

Yes, this brand new Bada powered offering from the Samsung is equipped with the NFC technology, and will hopefully make its own share of contribution in strengthening this relatively new technology in the UK market.

NFC technology enables users to pay for goods just by waving their smartphone over a NFC compatible cash counter.

Apart from being equipped with the NFC technology, the Wave 578 also comes with a pretty decent set of specs and features. The handset features a 3.2 megapixel rear camera, a 3.2 inch WQVGA touchscreen display, Bluetooth, 3G connectivity, GPS and other standard specs.

The Samsung Wave 578 will allow users with Orange Credit Card, Barclaycard and Barclays debit card to shop in over 50,000 compatible stores all across the country.

“Paying with a mobile phone means never being without the right change, and always having access to funds. That’s why I believe contactless mobile is the future of payments,” said David Chan, CEO of Barclaycard Consumer Europe, T3 reports.

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