Nokia Confirms NFC Functionality in the C7
Nokia has confirmed a report that its C7 device does indeed include circuitry supporting near-field communications (NFC). A Nokia spokesperson told Phone Scoop in an email, "The Nokia C7 includes NFC chip but the first software version of the device does not support NFC yet. The software can later be upgraded to support NFC functionality." NFC technology allows devices to make contactless payments by linking them to credit cards and other banking vehicles. Users can tap their phone against am NFC reader, and make wireless electronic payments for goods at retail establishments. Earlier this year, Nokia cancelled a planned device which was equipped with NFC.
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Innovative Keyboard Case is Both Wireless and Battery-Free
One2Touch has a new keyboard case for Android phones called SlimType that uses NFC technology in a unique way to connect to a phone. Most keyboard cases have a battery or physical connector that adds bulk.
NFC Forum Adopts New Spec for Payments, Public Transit
The NFC Forum today said it has ratified and adopted a new specification that will ensure compatibility between a wider range of devices. The NFC Analog Technical Specification Version 2.0 targets the analog portions of the RF interface in NFC devices.
NFC Forum Hopes Developer Program Will Kickstart Apps
The NFC Forum today launched the NFC Developer Program, a series of resources aimed to help developers create NFC-enabled apps. The NFC Developer Program will include events, as well as web-based tools, such as SDKs, tech specs, news, and product highlights.
NFC Forum Makes Latest Specs Available to Developers
The NFC Forum today made three adopted specifications and one candidate specification available to developers and hardware manufacturers. The three finalized specs were ratified by the NFC Forum in October and ensure compatibility between a wider range of devices.
NFC Forum Approves New Security Specification
The NFC Forum today approved the Signature Record Type Definition (RTD) 2.0 technical specification, which will help authenticate the data stored on NFC tags. According to the NFC Forum, Signature RTD 2.0 lets developers verify the integrity of data within NFC Data Exchange Format messages, which is the core of how NFC tags and devices communicate with one another.
All that comes to mind (maybe its the hacker/pessimist in me) are cons. The pros just aren't worth the risks.
Any differing view wish to speak up?