Samsung unveils TecTiles: programmable NFC tags for Galaxy S III, others

By on June 13, 2012 at 12:01 AM.

Samsung unveils TecTiles: programmable NFC tags for Galaxy S III, others

Samsung TecTiles NFC tags

Samsung on Wednesday announced a new NFC-based product called TecTiles. Available for $14.99 in packs of five from Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, TecTiles are small stickers that include embedded NFC tags. An accompanying app allows users to program each tag to perform a specific function, and a tap with an NFC-enabled Samsung smartphone like the Galaxy S III will automatically trigger the related actions. For example, a quick tap on a TecTile sticker can open a certain app, change various settings on a device, make a call, send an SMS, open a Web page, “like” something on Facebook or post a new tweet on Twitter. TecTiles are compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy S II, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S and Galaxy S Blaze 4G, and are available immediately. Samsung’s full press release follows below.

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