10 additional Sprint devices to receive Google Wallet

10 additional Sprint devices to receive Google Wallet
Currently the tap-and-pay service, Google Wallet, is available on the Nexus S 4G on Sprint and the Galaxy Nexus. At Mobile World Congress this week, it was revealed that Sprint would offer NFC mobile payment support on at least 10 additional devices.

One of those devices is expected to be the LG Viper, which is anticipated to be available in the spring. Osama Bedier, vice president of Google Wallet and Payments, said that Google is still in talks with additional operators, manufacturers, banks, financial services, and POS vendors to expand Google Wallet’s footprint in the NFC mobile payment arena.

Google Wallet and Sprint are gearing up to defend their market share against its up and coming competitor, Isis. Isis is a joint venture between AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile. While it is currently in trials in Salt Lake City and Austin, Isis has already reached deals with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express and has commitments from HTC, LG, Motorola Mobility, RIM, Samsung and Sony for future device support.

source: FierceMobileContent

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9 Comments

1. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

The Galaxy Nexus isn't currently available on Sprint... Smh to these people that write these articles sometimes.

3. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

The title says ten additional Sprint devices, and the GN is up and coming like the LG device

8. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

You were behind the game. They had already changed the first sentence of the article to be correct by time you read it.

2. GeekMovement unregistered

They mean to say that it will be on the galaxy nexus for sure when it is released on sprint.

4. threeline

Posts: 311; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

If sprint wanted the Galaxy Nexus to be their first LTE device as they said, then why would they release the Viper, which is a LTE device, in the spring when the GN isn't due until summer? Sprint is really testing my patience these days, I've been due for an upgrade since last Nov. and they haven't released one single phone worth a sh*t while everyone else is releasing something every other week. I like the GSII alot but I want and HD screen like all the other high end devices. Where are the 20 devices they were suppose to release this year? First quarter is almost up already. Maybe this SPH-L710 will pan out to something soon.

5. pbui.818

Posts: 78; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Why couldn't they have released the Epic Touch with WXGA 1280x800?!!! Why couldn't they also have released the Epic II with QWERTY keyboard and SuperAMOLED HD Plus WXGA?!!! everything dream phone Android! 1) Dual 5 inch SuperAMOLED WHUXGA Plus screens 2) 10-point multitouch 3) backlit 5 row hardware QWERTY keyboard 4) 2GB RAM, 4GB ROM 5) 64GB onboard solid state memory 6) 2GHz Quad Core ARM CortexA15 7) PowerVR G7400MP4 8) CDMA/GSM/LTE/WiMax World Phone 9) WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n Dual Band 802.16e (i know^^) 10) Bluetooth 11) ATSC broadcast receiver 12) FM radio receiver 13) HD-Radio receiver 14) 8Mp rear camera 15) ISO12800 f/2.0 16) 0.1 lumen low-light 12fps 17) 10x optical zoom 18) image stabilization 19) sub-second start-up time via dedicated hardware shutter/start button 20) 1440p60 H.264 video 21) Xenon&LED flashes 22) 2Mp front camera 23) 3500mAh battery or 7 hours talk time 24) inductive charger & kinetic charger 25) microSDXC slot and 64GB card 26) S-Pen 27) 1280x800 Beam pico projector 28) programmable infrared transceiver 29) MLH port 30) microUSB 31) 3.5mm stereo headphone jack 32) Gorilla Glass2 33) 9mm thickness 34) aGPS/GLONASS/Galileo 35) fingerprint biometric scanner 36) iris/retina identification&motion-tracking sensor 37) accelerometer 38) proximity sensor 39) gyroscope 40) compass/magnetometer 41) barometer 42) altimeter 43) ambient light sensor 44) water proofing to 3m deep and 90mins 45) dust proofing 46) military grade IP57 durability 47) premium matte finish Kevlar/carbonfiber/ceramic/magnesium 48) Swype 49) Telenav Android!

6. Murfpass

Posts: 23; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

That thing would be as big a my computer. Ha. And about the specs of my computer too. But it would be a hell of a phone.

9. pbui.818

Posts: 78; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

They should be able to keep it under the size of a notebook computer but that's only because when you unfold it, the two WHUXGA screens would be about 15inches each at 600ppi. They'd have to come up with 1800ppi displays in order to keep those screens around 5 inches. They'd have to put in something on the order of a 15000mAh (15Ah) battery set for it then. If they kept it really thin, it'd actually make for a truly beautiful device. Like I said, it's a dream device.

7. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Wow, Sprint and Google are getting close!!! That's some competition, every other large manufacturer.

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