A while ago, we mentioned very briefly about the NFC (Near Field Communication) technology that has been gathering a lot of momentum in the recent times. The Near Field Communication technology erases the need for wires, which are usually required when making mobile payments.

Now, NFC enabled

Now, NFC enabled

The NFC technology has now been adopted by Microsoft to enable mobile payments on the latest versions of its Windows Phone 7. No extra points for guessing Microsoft’s motive. Its competitive streak (Google with its Nexus S) can be clearly seen with this move.

With NFC in place, consumers can with ease conduct all their mobile payments, shopping, et al with a flick. The handsets with the updated software will be out this year. Apple was recently in news for having announced the non-inclusion of NFC technology in the latest version of its iPhone.

Publish date: March 31, 2011 4:02 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 7:32 pm

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