Microsoft Targeting NFC for Next Version of Windows Phone
Mar 29, 2011, 7:28 PM by Eric M. Zeman
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.
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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.
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 o
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.