Google has announced that mobile operator Sprint Nextel will launch an array of new phones with support for Google Wallet this year, reports FierceMobile.
Speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Google Wallet Vice President Osama Bedier said that customers can expect to see Google Wallet on “at least ten” new Sprint phones in the coming months, the first of which being the LG Viper. Bedier added that Google is also in talks with other operators and device manufacturers, which may yield even more Wallet-compliant handsets.
According to Bedier, Google Wallet is now accepted at 22 major U.S. retail chains and 300,000 MasterCard payPass-enabled point of sale terminals, with tens of thousands of payment terminals added every month.
Sprint, which currently offers Google Wallet on the Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Nexus, will add the LG Viper to its lineup this spring.
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