Shoppers in the US could pay for goods at the supermarket via their mobile phone and pave the way for the end of the checkout.
Mobile giant Nokia has linked up with credit card company Visa to produce a mobile phone with an in-built RFID reader able to check products straight from shelves and pay with electronic cash uploaded from Visa’s new smart cards.
Nokia told The Business that the phones had been designed for a future when the price of an RFID chip falls below 5 cents, when retailers such as Wal-Mart would use them to replace bar codes.