Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Nokia announces NFC handset for Q107
After months of trials and speculation, Nokia announced that they will be launching the world’s first NFC-enabled mobile handset in the first quarter of 2007 – the 6131 NFC at the CES.
NFC is a contactless smartchip technology developed by Philips and Sony similar to Sony’s Felica technology used in walletphones in Japan and the Mifare system widely used in transport smartcards such as London’s Oystercard.
It’s really exciting that the world’s biggest handset manufacturer is supporting NFC. There are so many exciting possibilities when this goes mainstream.