Aug, 28 2012

A new report claims that the ISIS mobile wallet service backed by the likes of AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile will debut in September following a series of delays that have left many wondering just when the alternative to Google Wallet would go live. The groups behind the project changed gears when it was decided last year that credit card providers would handle payment processing as opposed to the original plan for mobile carriers to handle the exchange of money.

The news comes hours after we learned of a curious update for T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S2 that appeared to enable ISIS support for NFC-based transactions. It will be interesting to see just how the various partners behind ISIS handle the launch of the platform, especially after blocking Google Wallet support on branded devices.

Update: A list of currently NFC equipped devices already approved to support ISIS can be found here and include: Samsung Galaxy S3 (all carriers), HTC Amaze 4G, HTC One X, and HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE.

[via Bloomberg | Mastercard]

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