MasterCard Gives PayPass Certification To Phones from HTC, Intel, LG Electronics, Nokia, RIM, Samsung and Sony

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Seventeen phones from different manufacturers have received the PayPass Ready certification from MasterCard. These phones include the Samsung Galaxy Nexus HSPA+, the LG Viper 4G LTE and a couple of Nokias as well.

Here’s the list of the phones –

  1. BlackBerry Bold 9900
  2. BlackBerry Bold 9790
  3. BlackBerry Curve 9360
  4. BlackBerry Curve 9380
  5. HTC One X
  6. Intel – Lava XOLO X900 / Lenovo K800
  7. LG Viper 4G LTE
  8. LG Optimus Elite
  9. Nokia 603
  10. Nokia Lumia 610 NFC
  11. Samsung Wave Y
  12. Samsung Galaxy mini 2
  13. Samsung Galaxy S Advance
  14. Samsung Galaxy Nexus (GT-i9250)
  15. Sony Xperia S
  16. Sony Xperia P
  17. Sony Xperia sola

It sounds too trivial, but it isn’t. MasterCard now has a pretty decent list of smartphones, and mobile payments should grow faster than ever. HTC has just one phone, while Samsung and RIM (it don’t matter as much though) are leading.

via MasterCard (PDF)