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MasterCard Certifies A Bunch of NFC Phones, Wave Y

MasterCard Worldwide has announced several near field communications (NFC) enabled smartphones have been certified for use with MasterCard PayPass technology, providing consumers with devices capable of making fast, secure contactless payments at hundreds of thousands of PayPass merchant locations around the globe. The new MasterCard-certified devices include the BlackBerry Bold 9900 / 9790 and BlackBerry Curve 9360 / 9380, HTC One X, Intel Smartphone Reference Device, LG Viper 4G LTE, LG Optimus Elite, Nokia 603, Nokia Lumia 610 NFC, Samsung Wave Y, Samsung Galaxy mini 2, Samsung Galaxy S Advance, Samsung Galaxy Nexus (GT-i9250), Sony Xperia S, Sony Xperia P and Sony Xperia sola.

“In the near future, millions of phones will ship with NFC technology embedded within them. The new PayPass Ready identifier will help consumers make informed device purchasing decisions by providing a visual mark that indicates devices are certified to make simple, smart and secure payments via the MasterCard PayPass network,” said Mung Ki Woo, Group Executive, Mobile at MasterCard.

North American carrier Sprint joins Tizen Association

Sprint announced today that is joinging the Tizen Association, a group focused on both the marketing and education of the Tizen platform in the industry and helping to develop its presence in the market. With that announcement, Sprint has become the first North American carrier to join the Association. Along with the announcement, they also announced that Fared Adib, vice president of product development at Sprint, will be joining the Tizen board of directors. Other carriers already in the Tizen Association are NTT DOCOMO, Orange, SK telecom, Telefónica and Vodafone. In my opinion, it is interesting that Sprint is becoming part of the Tizen Association. Sprint’s announcement of today’s news can be found after the picture and after the break….

Featured App: RingtonePro

Do you ever want to have your favorite song playing when someone calling you?

The main problem is that all songs are composed with intro and for ringtone this intro is in most cases too long.

Wouldn’t be nice to just cut out the verse of song and set that as ringtone?

Now you can do that!

You can even repeat just one part of verse in nice sounding ringtone and extend your favorite part of the verse.

Intuitive user interface will make this job easy and will be done fast and even entertain you in progress. Waveform control is similar to professional audio software editors and with pinch in/pinch out/drag gestures is designed perfectly for seeking partition of your favorite song for clip selection. This application is usable even for short clip audio recorder (up to 3min) and audio editor (up to 10min). Supports decoding of .mp3 files and saving in .aac compressed audio files. It’s recommended that you install this application to memory card, it will need temporary disc space.

Features:

Precise and intuitive selection of clip, Loop function for extension of your favorite part of track, Fade in and fade out functions, Build in audio recorder up to 3 minutes of recording, Pitch up and pitch down FX, Browser with folder navigation and song preview, Cross fade mix of loop to prevent clipping, Easy to use interface, File search option, File search option, Much faster file loading and file saving.

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Opera Mini now available for Bada 2.0 devices

Good news for all wavers…The most awaited browser “Opera Mini” is now available for all Bada 2.0 users.

Opera mini is currently available as a Free and you can download Opera mini from following links provided you have Bada 2.0 on your Wave.

Wave 1,2,3 -  Samsung Apps link

Wave Y,M   - Samsung Apps link

Application description:-

Do you experience slow Internet browsing? Get the fastest, most cost-efficient web-browsing experience for your bada device today.Keep Opera Mini handy on your bada device, especially for those unavoidable times you are on a slow crowded network, away from Wi-Fi or when data roaming. Opera’s powerful servers compress data by up to 90% before downloading, so page loads are lightning fast.

Opera mini’s great features include:-

- Speed: Up to 6 times faster browsing, especially when on slower or crowded networks

- Data Savings: Compress up to 90% of data traffic

- Speed Dial: Get to your favorite Web sites with a single tap.

- Visual Tabs: See all your open Web pages and quickly switch between them

- Opera Link: Synchronize your bookmarks and Speed Dial with a Desktop PC or other mobile phone

So, Try out “Opera mini” on your waves and let us know your experience. you can discuss about your experience  in our forum thread.