MasterCard’s PayPass brand, which powers Google’s NFC payment service Google Wallet, bulked its tech offering today by certifying 16 more smartphones:

The new MasterCard-certified devices include the BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 / 9790 and BlackBerry® Curve™ 9360 / 9380, HTC One X, Intel® Smartphone Reference Device, LG Viper™ 4G LTE, LG Optimus Elite, Nokia 603, Nokia Lumia 610 NFC, Samsung Wave Y, Samsung Galaxy mini 2, Samsung Galaxy S Advance, Samsung Galaxy Nexus (GT-i9250), Sony Xperia S, Sony Xperia P and Sony Xperia sola.

Google Wallet, the Android app that turns a smartphone into a wallet, stores a digital version of existing Citi MasterCard Cards with PayPass.

[Press release]

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