First News Briefs for February 22, 2013
Jumio launched an SDK for Netverify for iOS and Android, which enables any mobile app to authenticate users within moments, using a smart phone camera. SideCar (a ride sharing service), is using it to verify user's identity. It can verify various forms of ID from over 60 countries), with a scan of the camera, rather than having a potential customer return paperwork via fax or e-mail.
Fujitsu Semiconductor Wireless Products, Inc. today announced that its second LTE multimode product, the MB86L11 2G/3G/4G transceiver, is shipping in commercial quantities. The MB86L11 is a single chip multiband, multimode transceiver that supports all wireless communication modes including LTE (FDD & TDD), HSPA+, DC-HSPA, WCDMA, GSM, EDGE, CDMA and TD-SCDMA.
Toshiba Corporation today announced that it will showcase a microUSB adaptor module supporting the TransferJet close proximity wireless technology standard at the Mobile World Congress 2013. Data transfer using TransferJet communication can be implemented in Android devices with a micro USB port, such as smartphones and tablets, using the microUSB adaptor module and a newly developed app for Android devices.
Sprint and Kyocera Communications Inc. today announced the March 8 availability of the Bear Grylls-approved Kyocera Torque. The rugged LTE Android smartphone will be available in all Sprint retail channels for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate via reward card, with a new line of service or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement.