Softbank to launch NFC ‘seals’ for iPhone 4

Japanese iPhone carrier Softbank has announced plans to launch Near Field Communications (NFC) add-ons for the iPhone 4. According to the press release (Translated Link), the polyurethane, Bumper case-compatible “seals” will stick to the back of the iPhone, allow for full access to the device’s rear-facing camera and flash, and use Sony-developed FaliCa NFC technology to enable wireless payments. The seals will be available in WAON-, nanaco-, and Edy-compatible varieties, and will be sold in Softbank stores as well as online; the seals are expected to launch in February 2011 and will sell for 2,980 yen, or roughly $36. [via Engadget]

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