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Hewlett-Packard Said to Plan Devices That Make Wireless Payments

Hewlett-Packard Co. is developing mobile devices that will help consumers make purchases wirelessly, two people familiar with the company’s plans said.

The company is considering introducing phones and tablets based on near field communication technology, which lets users pay for items and receive coupons and loyalty points by tapping the gadgets on posters and grocery store cash registers, said one of the people, who requested anonymity because the plans haven’t been made public. The first NFC devices may be available by year-end, the person said.