Printed from http://www.electronista.com

All 2011 Nokia smartphones to have NFC

updated 02:50 pm EDT, Fri June 18, 2010

Nokia promises NFC on all smartphones in 2011

During a keynote presentation in Helsinki on Thursday, Nokia's executive VP for markets Anssi Vanjoki said every Nokia smartphone built from 2011 on will be equipped with Near Field Communications (NFC) technology. NFC would allow users to make payments by waving their phone near a compatible reader. Vanjoki said all open business models of the technology would be supported, suggesting this will include formats other than the Single Wire Protocol (SWP) Nokia previously used.

This includes communicating with microSD cards, instead of just the SIM card as in the SWP model. Third-party app developers can also expect to receive an SDK to support NFC, as one is currently under development.

Earlier this year, Nokia canceled plans to launch its 6216 Classic NFC phone, which supported the SWP standard. Nokia and other handset makers want the payment to be tied into a users' handset, while providers want to keep it tied onto SIM cards. [via NFCworld]





By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Patriot Supersonic Rage XT 128GB USB drive

USB thumb drives are getting larger by the day, their growth speeding along with the availability and expansion of memory chips. But h ...

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News