TazTag Introduces First Android Phone That Combines NFC, ZigBee, and Secure Element



Untitled7 TazTag Introduces First Android Phone That Combines NFC, ZigBee, and Secure Element



Today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, French tech outfit TazTag, a company that specializes in NFC and similar contactless tech, unveiled a smartphone that integrates NFC, ZigBee, and Secure Element to create a very different kind of Android phone, called the TPH-ONE.

With that beefed up security, plus the wireless data transmission possibilities of NFC, the TPH-ONE, according to TazTag, will be useful in home automation, smart energy monitoring, set top box smart user interfaces, and mobile payment. Inside, the TPH-ONE runs on an 800 MHz Qualcomm processor, with 512 MB of RAM and 512 MB of storage. Thankfully, there is a Micro SD slot that allows for 32 GB more storage. The display is 4”, with a 480 x 800 resolution and is multi-touch capable. The TPH-ONE has a 5 MP auto-focus camera with a 0.3 MP front-facing camera, and is powered by a 1500 mAh battery. The phone will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It’s unknown whether or not there will be an Ice Cream Update for the TPH-ONE in the future.

The specs are pretty low-rent overall, but if the TPH-ONE comes with a low price tag, and the NFC capabilities intrigue you, keep an eye out for more information. The TPH-ONE will be available for pre-order in March, with delivery scheduled for April.

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