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Microsoft Targeting NFC for Next Version of Windows Phone

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Mar 29, 2011, 7:28 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

According to sources cited by BusinessWeek, the next version/update of Windows Phone from Microsoft will support mobile payments using near-field communications (NFC). BusinessWeek's sources didn't say when this update might be available, and implied that Microsoft would look to Nokia to help it add this component to its smartphone platform. Nokia supports NFC-based mobile payments, and recently released a handset with NFC built in in the U.S. (Astound / C7). Google is already backing NFC-based mobile payment systems in Android, as are a number of carriers and hardware makers through a joint venture called Isis.

more info at BusinessWeek / Bloomberg »

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pickles

Mar 29, 2011, 10:27 PM

copy/paste debacle

all over again. the next gen windows phones will all ship with an NFC chip which won't work right for some convenient reason, and microsoft will toil away for months coming up with an update to fix it.
pickles said:
all over again. the next gen windows phones will all ship with an NFC chip which won't work right for some convenient reason, and microsoft will toil away for months coming up with an update to fix it.

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As BIG as Mcsft is, there's no excuse for these sorts of OS delays. It's really, really pathetic that copy/paste is a feature that is almost always neglected. In smartphones it should be an automatic feature.
island-guy

Mar 29, 2011, 11:48 PM

Why not get the OS up to par first?

Not a single colleague of mine has anything positive to say about their Windows 7 phones....this was touted as the next big thing but seems to have lost all interest by mobile consumers. NFC will be the worst can of worms to be opened up here......it works well in Asia but there's something about the ease of passing your phone over a sensor to pay for something..
island-guy said:
Not a single colleague of mine has anything positive to say about their Windows 7 phones....this was touted as the next big thing but seems to have lost all interest by mobile consumers. NFC will be the worst can o
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It works just fine in Asia & Europe, there's no reason it won't work just fine in the U.S.

Bring it on I say! My smartphone has replaced my calculator, alarm clock, calender, mp3 player, and not too much longer it will replace my debit card.

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