Nokia Enables World's First NFC Phone
Nov 2, 2004, 2:39 AM by (staff)
Nokia today announced the Nokia NFC Shell for the Nokia 3220. This new accessory enables to the Nokia 3220 to perform "digital wallet" functions via NFC. NFC is a very-short-range wireless (contactless) technology designed to connect devices no more than a few centimeters apart. The technology is similar to the FeliCa technology deployed recently by NTT DoCoMo and Sony in Japan, except that NFC technology is an international standard created by the NFC Forum. Philips, Nokia, and Sony are all charter members of the NFC Forum.
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