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Top 100 Mobile Trends in October

From Contactless Mobile Payment Software to AR Soda Cans

— October 3, 2019 — Tech
These October 2019 mobile trends range from contactless payment software to AR soda cans that take packaging design to new heights.

While examples like SoftPOS from First Data turn mobile devices into payment terminals -- allowing for more convenient vendor transactions for those without a traditional payment system -- others like Coca Cola's AR soda can allow for more customization and storytelling. Coca Cola collaborated with Ogilvy Mexico and VFX house Timber on the campaign and ultimately brought 12 stories to life with the help of augmented reality lenses.

Whether spotlighting paperless banking solutions or interactive advertising, these examples illustrate consumers' ongoing obsession with their handheld devices. They also showcase how brands are responding and speak to the consistent challenge they face -- providing mobile-friendly products and solutions that are also authentic and attention-grabbing.
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Content-Heavy Streaming Launches
Content-Heavy Streaming Launches
The BET+ Streaming Service Will Launch on September 19th
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Multimedia Messaging Apps
Multimedia Messaging Apps
The Skype Messaging App Will Now Have Multiple New Features
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98
Bluetooth Hearing Aids
Bluetooth Hearing Aids
New Android 10 Accessibility Features Will Help the Hearing Impaired
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97
Ride-Hailing In-App Safety Features
Ride-Hailing In-App Safety Features
Lyft Has Added a Number of Safety Features to Its App
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96
Chic Cinema-Inspired Smartphones
Chic Cinema-Inspired Smartphones
The Sony Xperia 5 Smartphone Has an FHD+ HDR OLED Display
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95
Photo App Print Services
Photo App Print Services
Google Photos Will Offer Same Day Prints Form CVS and Walmart in the App
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94
Directional Photo Sharing
Directional Photo Sharing
The New Airdrop Will Allow Users to Point and Share Photos to Others
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93
Socially Responsible Smartphones
Socially Responsible Smartphones
The Fairphone 3 will Feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 Processor
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92
Health-Conscious Smart Watches
Health-Conscious Smart Watches
The ASUS VivoWatch SP Was Designed to Promote Healthy Lifestyles
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91
5G Stadium Connections
5G Stadium Connections
Verizon Has Created 5G Coverage at 13 Different NFL Stadiums
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90
Exclusive AR Games
Exclusive AR Games
Candy Crush Friends Saga Has an AR Mode Only for Samsung Galaxy Devices
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89
Crypto-Integrated Messaging
Crypto-Integrated Messaging
Telegram Will Launch Its Gram Cryptocurrency Before October 31st
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88
Digital-to-Physical Photo Generators
Digital-to-Physical Photo Generators
Polaroid Lab Uses Mirrors to Produce Physical Polaroids
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87
Ride-Hailing Cyclist Safety Features
Ride-Hailing Cyclist Safety Features
The Lyft App Will Display Bike Lanes and Bike-Friendly Roads
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86
Recommendation-Organizing Apps
Recommendation-Organizing Apps
The 'Liist' App Organizes Notes, Maps and Photos
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85
Mobile-First Neobanks
Mobile-First Neobanks
Connecting to the MasterCard Network, Albo Enables Payments Through an App
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84
Minimal Smartphone Protectors
Minimal Smartphone Protectors
The OtterBox Defender Series Screenless Edition Case is Durable
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83
Video Streaming Release Schedules
Video Streaming Release Schedules
Netflix Will Begin to Release Weekly Episodes of Its Shows
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82
In-Car Operating Systems
In-Car Operating Systems
GM Vehicles Will Have Google Assistant Capabilities Beginning in 2021
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81
On-Demand Grocery Service Updates
On-Demand Grocery Service Updates
AmazonFresh Delivery Service is a Now Free to Prime Subscribers
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80
In-App Streamlined Photo Repairs
In-App Streamlined Photo Repairs
Tesla Customers Can Now Use Photos to Make Repair Requests
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79
Slow-Motion Selfies
Slow-Motion Selfies
Apple's iPhone 11 Introduces a New Way to Take a Selfie with "Slofies"
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78
Advertisement Analysis Apps
Advertisement Analysis Apps
The 'Raadz' Platform Lets Users Make Money by Rating Ads
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77
Two-Person Music Streaming
Two-Person Music Streaming
Spotify Will Launch Its Premium Duo Feature in 14 New Countries
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76
Anonymous Avatar Chat Apps
Anonymous Avatar Chat Apps
The 'Howl' Chat App Helps Users Meet New People Anonymously
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75
LGBTQ+ Wedding Service Apps
LGBTQ+ Wedding Service Apps
The Yess App Points Users Toward LGBT Inclusive Wedding Services
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74
Friendly Football Prediction Games
Friendly Football Prediction Games
Tackl’s Platform Taps the Environment of Top European Leagues
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73
AR Soda Cans
AR Soda Cans
Coca-Cola's Packaging Comes to Life with Augmented Reality Characters
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72
Social Media Auditors
Social Media Auditors
The Hypevertise Instagram Auditor Shows an Influencer's Marketing Potential
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71
Endless Display Photography Smartphones
Endless Display Photography Smartphones
The Huawei Mate 30 Pro is Co-Engineered with Leica
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70
Inexpensive Powerful Smartphones
Inexpensive Powerful Smartphones
Xiaomi Recently Released Its Mi A3 Android One Phone in India
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69
Immersive City Guide Experiences
Immersive City Guide Experiences
Hidden Trax is a GPS Tracked Podcast That Guides Your Travels
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68
Stationary Selfie Stick Tripods
Stationary Selfie Stick Tripods
The Fugetek Selfie Stick Tripod Streamlines Photography
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67
Social Video App Advertising
Social Video App Advertising
In-App Product Purchases Will Be Available on the TikTok Platform
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66
Antimicrobial Smartphone Protectors
Antimicrobial Smartphone Protectors
The Tech21 Evo Check Keeps the Latest iPhone Free from Germs
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65
Mobile Emoji AR Apps
Mobile Emoji AR Apps
The Emojivision App is Able to Create Live Images Comprised of Emojis
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64
Ultra-Fast Quad-Camera Smartphones
Ultra-Fast Quad-Camera Smartphones
The RealMe Q Smartphone is Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
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63
Sustainable Phone Engines
Sustainable Phone Engines
Apple Will Use Recycled Metals in the Taptic Engine of the iPhone 11
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62
Weekend Trip-Finding Platforms
Weekend Trip-Finding Platforms
'Brisk Voyage' Finds Last-Minute Deals for Weekend Warriors
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61
Accessible Mobile Payment Systems
Accessible Mobile Payment Systems
Clip is a Mexico-Based Platform That Streamlines Card Payments
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60
In-Car Trivia Games
In-Car Trivia Games
The Drivetime App Will Offer an In-Car Jeopardy Game That is Hands-Free
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59
AR Grooming Lenses
AR Grooming Lenses
Manscaped's 'Prevent Manscaping Accidents' Shares a Funny Lens on Snapchat
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58
Doctor-Booking App Launches
Doctor-Booking App Launches
Okadoc Sets Appointments Within Seconds with the DHCC
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57
Social Experience Discovery Apps
Social Experience Discovery Apps
The '721' App Helps Users Find Things to Do Nearby
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56
Mobile Device Health Data
Mobile Device Health Data
Apple Will Launch a Research App Along with Three Health Studies
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55
Premium Fitness Coaching Services
Premium Fitness Coaching Services
A Fitbit Premium Subscription Will Be Released to 17 Countries
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54
Cheap Unlimited Phone Plans
Cheap Unlimited Phone Plans
Altice Mobile Will Be an Unlimited Mobile Plan for $20 a Month
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53
Scientific Smartphone Microscope Kits
Scientific Smartphone Microscope Kits
The uHandy Duet Allows for Impressive DIY Science Projects
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52
AR Eyewear-Fitting Apps
AR Eyewear-Fitting Apps
Users Can Try on Smart Glasses Using AR with North's Showroom App
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51
Mobile Classic Game Releases
Mobile Classic Game Releases
Nintendo's Mario Kart Tour Mobile Will Launch on September 25th
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50
Item-Tracker Integration
Item-Tracker Integration
Tile Will Sync Its Item Tracking Technology with Google Assistant
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49
Grocery Delivery Program Expansions
Grocery Delivery Program Expansions
The AmazonFresh Service is Available in Three New US Cities
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48
Women-Centric Health Advisor Apps
Women-Centric Health Advisor Apps
Tia Tracks the Cycle, Moods, & Other Factors Related to Wellness
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47
Stylishly Revamped Flip Phones
Stylishly Revamped Flip Phones
The Nokia 2720 Revives a Classic Design with Modern Features
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46
Contactless Mobile Payment Software
Contactless Mobile Payment Software
SoftPOS Turns Mobile Devices into Payment Terminals
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45
HiFi Dual-Driver Earbuds
HiFi Dual-Driver Earbuds
The SOUNDPEATS Truengine2 Earbuds Deliver Impressive Stereo Sound
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44
High-Performance Entry-Level Tablets
High-Performance Entry-Level Tablets
The Seventh-Generation iPad is Faster Than a Top-Selling PC
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43
4G LTE Flip Phones
4G LTE Flip Phones
The Alcatel Go Flip 3 Features Google Assistant and More
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42
Vegan Cryptocurrency Platforms
Vegan Cryptocurrency Platforms
The VeganNation App is an E-Commerce Marketplace for Vegan Products
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41
Data Backup Wireless Chargers
Data Backup Wireless Chargers
The SanDisk iXpand Wireless Charger Provides Power and More
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40
Nostalgic Smartphone Cases
Nostalgic Smartphone Cases
The Lisa Frank x CASETiFY Collection Revisits 90s Aesthetics
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39
Heat-Reducing Phone Cases
Heat-Reducing Phone Cases
Razer's Arctech is a Cooling Case to Prevent iPhones Form Overheating
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38
Immersive VR Seat Controllers
Immersive VR Seat Controllers
The 'VRGO Mini' Pushes Users Further into the Digital Experience
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37
Branded Photography Smartphone Kits
Branded Photography Smartphone Kits
The Kodak Smartphone Photography Kit Embraces Mobility
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36
Sound-Sharing AR Tattoos
Sound-Sharing AR Tattoos
Funhouse Tattoo & Skin Motion are Sharing Soundwave Tattoos
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35
Programmable Button Smartwatches
Programmable Button Smartwatches
The Connect 2.0 from Movado is a Wear OS Watch with Many Features
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34
Innovation-Celebrating Music Players
Innovation-Celebrating Music Players
The Sony NW-A100TP Commemorates 40 Years of Mobile Listening
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33
Battery-Equipped Device Chargers
Battery-Equipped Device Chargers
The GOSPACE 'SuperCharger 2.0' Powers Devices and Stores Files
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32
AI-Powered Rice Packages
AI-Powered Rice Packages
Uncle Ben's is the First Food Brand to Make the Most of Google Lens
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31
Voicemail-Replacing AI Software
Voicemail-Replacing AI Software
The Kosmos Reception Offers an Alternative to Voicemail Systems
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30
Connected Cheese Packaging
Connected Cheese Packaging
This Kraft Cheese Packaging Shares Savings, Recipes & More with a Tap
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29
Old-Fashioned Smartphone Docks
Old-Fashioned Smartphone Docks
The Retroduck Q Wireless Smartphone Dock Comes in Three Colors
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28
Gamified Picky Eating Apps
Gamified Picky Eating Apps
When to Wonder: Picky Eating Helps Parents with Childhood Challenges
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27
Penta-SIM Card Adapters
Penta-SIM Card Adapters
The SIMore Speed ZX Supports Up to Five SIM Cards
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26
Nostalgic Portable Gaming Systems
Nostalgic Portable Gaming Systems
The Evercade Handheld Console Runs an Array of Retro Titles
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25
Smart Eyewear Phone Integrations
Smart Eyewear Phone Integrations
North Focals Will Now Have More Integration with Android Devices
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24
Augmented Reality Furniture Apps
Augmented Reality Furniture Apps
IKEA's Augmented Reality App Now Has a Multi-Placement Feature
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23
Blockchain-Powered Smartphones
Blockchain-Powered Smartphones
Pundi X BOB Executes Data on the Function X Blockchain Ecosystem
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22
5G Vehicle-Inspired Smartphones
5G Vehicle-Inspired Smartphones
The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 30 RS Comes in Red of Black
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21
Reduced Food Alert Apps
Reduced Food Alert Apps
The Gander App Helps You Save Money and Reduce Food Waste
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20
Naturalistic Smartphone Handle Mounts
Naturalistic Smartphone Handle Mounts
The Shoulderpod S2 Easily Accommodates Phablets and More
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19
Rugged Feature-Rich Cellphones
Rugged Feature-Rich Cellphones
The Nokia 800 Tough Phone Easily Handles Harsh Conditions
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18
Creative Storytelling Through Technology
Creative Storytelling Through Technology
A Talk with Director X, Prolific Canadian Content Creator
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Snapping Smartphone Holders
Snapping Smartphone Holders
The 'OhSnap' Smartphone Grip Allows for a One-Finger Hold
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16
Walkie Talkie Smartphone Cases
Walkie Talkie Smartphone Cases
The Bakeey A10 iPhone Case Enhances Smartphone Connectivity
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15
Heart Rate Display Goggles
Heart Rate Display Goggles
Form's Smart Swim Goggles Will Be Comparable with Heart Rate Sensors
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14
High-End Smart Home Solutions
High-End Smart Home Solutions
Arçelik Homewhiz Connects Household Appliances for Ease & Efficiency
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13
Military-Grade Smartphone Cases
Military-Grade Smartphone Cases
CASETiFY's Ultra Impact Case Was Created for the New iPhone Models
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12
Case-Free Cyclist Phone Mounts
Case-Free Cyclist Phone Mounts
The CYCLYK Bike Smartphone Mount Securely Holds Devices in Place
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11
Water-Resistant Leather Smartphone Cases
Water-Resistant Leather Smartphone Cases
The Nomad Active Rugged Case is Durable and Demure
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10
High-End Low-Cost Smartwatches
High-End Low-Cost Smartwatches
The Amazfit GTS Smartwatch Features an AMOLED Display and More
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9
DSLR-Inspired Camera Apps
DSLR-Inspired Camera Apps
The Filca SLR Film Camera App Puts More Control in the User's Hands
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8
Portable Palm-Sized Projectors
Portable Palm-Sized Projectors
The 'BIJOU' Projector Creates Images Up to 70-inches in Size
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7
Soothing Sand-Infused Smartphone Cases
Soothing Sand-Infused Smartphone Cases
The Elago Sand iPhone 11 Pro Case Creates a Relaxing Effect
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6
Conical Protected Charging Cords
Conical Protected Charging Cords
The Native Union CONE Protected Charging Cable is Fashionable
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5
Minimalist Mindfulness Cellphones
Minimalist Mindfulness Cellphones
The Light Phone II Encourages Users to Minimize Use
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4
Cubic Multifunctional Game Consoles
Cubic Multifunctional Game Consoles
The 'Joyscube' Interactive Gaming System is VR-Compatible
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3
Compressible Smartphone Lamps
Compressible Smartphone Lamps
The 'LOMPLI' Smartphone Light Accessory Offers Ambient Illumination
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2
Self-Lacing Huarache Sneakers
Self-Lacing Huarache Sneakers
The Nike Adapt Huarache Sneaker Can be Controlled via an iOS Device
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1
Next-Generation Smartphone Wallets
Next-Generation Smartphone Wallets
The Mujjo Leather iPhone 11 Wallet Case is Protective
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