In an evident attempt to bring the interest in near-field communication (NFC) technology to the forefront, Samsung Mobile has recently come up with new stickers dubbed TecTiles, which will facilitate the use of programmable NFC tags for automating actions on NFC-enabled Android handsets.
According to the details shared by Samsung, the TecTiles stickers - the glossy, affordable and flexible 2-inch squares - will be priced at $15 and will be available in packs of five.
AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile stores will sell the TecTiles stickers online as well as in-store; with the Android app necessary for programming TecTiles to be available free of cost in the Google Play store.
As per Samsung, TecTiles can potentially bring about a transformation in how businesses engage with customers --- for instance, it will be possible for a store using a TecTile to display notifications; program the tag for sending text messages; load a Web page; launch an application;, or facilitate several other functions related to marketing or social networking.
With TecTiles also likely to be used for personal convenience, given that they enhance the usefulness of a user's handset because they can "automate everyday functions," Dale Sohn - president of Samsung Telecommunications America - said in a statement that Samsung sees "an opportunity to expand the value of NFC beyond mobile payments."