Panasonic presents the cell-wallet
Rome – Almost concurrently with the presentation of the Italian innovations on m-Government services that will allow you to pay with your mobile phone for services provided by Public Administrations, Panasonic has presented a new mobile phone, which will go on sale first of all in Japan, with mobile functionality wallet.
The operator who will be the first to market this phone is NTT-DoCoMo. The new Panasonic is called P506iCII. Its clamshell design features i-mode functionality and integrates the famous FeLiCa chip developed for mobile payment systems, actually already in use in the Japanese market.
This is the only truly standout feature for the clamshell, which measures 111x50x26mm and weighs 128 grams. On board there is also a 65,000-color TFT display with QVGA resolution.
Panasonic has destined this mobile phone only to the Japanese market, but it is not certain that it does not plan to offer it also for Europe, should the mobile payment functions also develop in the Old Continent: the presence of i-mode, in which consortium also participates Wind could be a prerequisite for the expansion of the marketing strategy.