Mophie, in collaboration with Flight System Consulting and Focal Point Computer Inc., has announced plans to develop a mobile payment solution for FeliCa technology that will bring NFC to iPhones in Japan.
Available in spring 2010, marketplace FeliCa will allow users to instantly read and write electronic money card information using only an iPhone and marketplace FeliCa App.
FeliCa is a contactless IC card technology developed by Sony that is used in approximately 100 million mobile phones and more than 120 million transportation and electronic money cards in Japan alone.
The marketplace FeliCa, which includes mophie’s intelligent case hardware and FeliCa transaction processing App, will allow users to transfer FeliCa card data to their iPhones by simply passing the card within one inch of the device. After the card data is loaded, the iPhone is ready to go as a mobile payment tool.
Additionally, marketplace FeliCa can record all card activity histories, confirm balance on card accounts, report expenses, transfer deposits, provide secure payment and accumulate or deduct rewards points.
mophie, Flight System Consulting and Focal Point Computer also plans to release a credit card payment solution in Japan within the year.