Iím Still Waiting for My Phone to Become My WalletPosted by iang at July 28, 2013 04:59 AM | TrackBack
DURING the sweltering heat wave earlier this month, it seemed too hot to wear much, carry much or do much of anything at all. Every time I left the house, I tried to figure out where to stuff my bulky wallet. I always had room for my iPhone, even if it meant carrying it in my hand. But the wallet was one thing too many.
A truly mobile wallet ó one that would let you easily pay for restaurant meals, subway rides or beers at a bar with a quick wave of your cellphone ó has long been described as imminent. But it remains elusive. Some innovations have begun to bridge the gap, but most have been a disappointment or have not yet worked well enough for mainstream adoption.