The Felicia payment system has gone live in Japan this week, after successful trials last year. Running on the NTT DoCoMo network, the service allows users to pay for goods and services securely using their mobile phones. Customers can also check in for flights and withdraw cash from their bank accounts.
Felcia is based on a Sony smart card of the same name that stores persona details about the user, and runs on the Symbian operating system.
NTT DoCoMo’s 46.6 million subscribers will have access to the service if they can get their hands on a compatible phone.
One of the first phones to support the service is the Fujitsu F900ic, which even incorporates a finger print scanner for security. Additionally, the phone has a 1.2 mega pixel camera, an additional low-res camera for video calls, a 2.4 inch high resolution display, plus an additional one 1 inch OLED display for people who still don’t think it’s gadget-y enough.