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MicroSD Mobile Contactless Payment System Certified by Visa

DeviceFidelity DeviceFidelity just got a nice seal of approval from Visa this week. They announced that Visa has certified their microSD card contactless payment solution that works like the current credit cards that let you tap and pay. I am not sure if they are based on the same standard but hopefully they are interoperable. The main downside to such an application would be that it would take away your microSD storage or limit it to what is available on these cards but hopefully more companies integrate solutions like this in the future.

Currently the device is certified to work only on the BlackBerry Bold 9650 along with the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant, and the iPhone 4, 3GS and 3G. Not sure why it would be limited to the 9650 but I doubt it will stay that way.

I don’t think that such a MicroSD based solution will take off. I think it is up to device manufacturers to build this tech inside the device and DeviceFidelity made some headway on that front with this certification.

Check out the full details in this press release. via PhoneScoop

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  1. I bet (from the range of phones) they just tested it on what phones their employees had. Great concept, but not all areas have these types or payment recepticals. In this area, I’ve only seen them on vending machines.

  2. how do iphones work with this as they have no sd card slot

    • I would assume that there is a program that can manipulate something on the inside of the device. So installing the program could allow you to send notification to the part that could then make this app work. I don’t know the inner workings, but yeah, the iPhone can’t be open to add more memory or anything.

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