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Vodafone To Launch Mobile Wallet Service Next Year; Inks Deals With M-Commerce Company, CorFire, Digital Security Firm Gemalto

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http://techcrunch.com – Yet another mobile wallet is lining up to replace your leather-wrapped bundle of plastic: Vodafone Group, which owns and operates the Vodafone mobile carrier brands, is partnering with m-commerce company CorFire to bring NFC-powered mobile wallet capabilities to its smartphone users next year. In a release put out by CorFire today, it said it would be “providing mobile wallet capabilities to Vodafone Group, enabling Vodafone’s customers to use their smartphones to conduct a number of transactions, including paying for goods and services at the point of sale, during 2013″. CorFire (IT news)