Samsung announces TecTiles, programmable NFC Tags that will work with NFC-enabled Galaxy smartphones

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Samsung has recently announced their latest NFC offering. And just to make this one clear, it is not a device, but one that will require an NFC equipped device for use. The new goodies are called Samsung TecTiles and they will work with NFC-enabled Galaxy smartphones. The TecTiles are described as follows;

“With a simple tap of an NFC-enabled phone to a TecTile, consumers are able to automate everyday functions of a smartphone including sending a “headed/at home” text message, silencing the phone when entering a meeting, setting an alarm, and dimming the display when going to bed.”

The Samsung TecTiles are programmable NFC tags that can be stuck wherever you want. For example, a business owner could place a TecTile that would allow for an easy Foursquare or Facebook check-in. Alternatively, a TecTile could be placed in a car and the driver could tap the tag to send a message to their significant other to let them know they are in the car and on their way home.

The use cases are just about unlimited. Really, they are only limited to what you can dream up, and for those not feeling the imagination right now — check out the image at the bottom of this post for ideas. The tags are programmed using an app that can be downloaded from Google Play. They can also be programmed and reprogrammed as your needs change. Otherwise, the Samsung TecTiles will sell in packs of five for $14.99 and will be available for purchase with Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.

Via [BusinessWire]

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