Tyfone (www.tyfone.com), a mobile financial services solutions provider, announced today the Tyfone iPhone sleeve, powered by Dexim (www.dexim.net).The Tyfone iPhone sleeve, designed and produced by award-winning smartphone accessories manufacturer Dexim, uses Tyfone's SideTap™ MicroSD technology to allow existing iPhone users worldwide to make mobile contactless payments directly from their phones.
"Financial institutions and retailers alike are turning to mobile technologies for the next wave of commerce evolution," said Carol Grunberg, vice president of marketing at Tyfone. "Tyfone's technology is built for the widest possible audience, and lets consumers add contactless payment technology to their existing mobile phones. Tyfone's SideTap can work in hundreds of millions of phones with memory card slots already in the market today. The Tyfone iPhone sleeve lets people who are using the iPhone have the same contactless capabilities as people using Android, BlackBerry and other smartphones."
The Tyfone iPhone sleeve and the company's patented SideTap technology transform the iPhone into a true electronic wallet. This Dexim-powered stylish sleeve, which also provides protection for the iPhone, has a slot to house the Tyfone SideTap MicroSD card, the world'sfirst secure memory card integrated with contactless payments technology. This sleeve also has built-in circuitry interfacing the 30-pin iPhone connector to a memory card slot enabling iPhone apps to communicate to the smartcard chip in SideTap MicroSD for over-the-air provisioning and management of identity securely. A miniature antenna and onboard controller ensures consumers can securely store and update any bank account, credit card, prepaid card and other payment information.