Samsung has announced a new accessory for their Galaxy range of smartphones, called TecTiles, which are a range of programmable NFC tags which can be used in conjunction with any of Samsung’s NFC enabled Galaxy devices.
The Samsung TecTiles come with an Android app that can be used to program different functions into each tile, and the TecTiles can be used for launching apps, sending text message, sharing information, changing phone settings and much more.
“With millions of NFC-enabled Samsung Galaxy smartphones currently in the market and the arrival of our flagship device Galaxy S® III, Samsung saw an opportunity to expand the value of NFC beyond mobile payments,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Telecommunications America, the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S. and worldwide. “The launch of Samsung TecTiles is another example of Samsung’s ability to innovate new products and applications that improve the way we use our mobile devices for everyday tasks.
Samsung will the TecTiles in a pack of five programmable NFC tags, and the pack will retail for $14.99 you can find out more information over at Samsung.
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