Nokia To Offer NFC On Smartphones From 2011
Anssi Vanjoki, Nokia’s executive vice president for markets, has earlier announced that all new smartphones manufactured by the company will come with NFC (Near Field Communication) from next year. But according to recent reports, it has been said that only select Nokia’s Symbian^4 smartphones will see NFC from 2011. NFC is a short-range high frequency wireless communication technology which enables the exchange of data between devices over about a 10 centimeter distance. NFC is primarily aimed at usage in mobile phones.
Couple of weeks ago, Anssi Vanjoki, a Nokia employee responsible for consumer insights, sales, marketing, manufacturing and logistics across all Nokia products and services, announced during a keynote presentation at the Mobey Forum’s 10th anniversary workshop that all the smartphones produced by the company will have the NFC technology from 2011.
Rafe Blandford, editor of All About Symbian explained that,
NFC is scheduled to be one of the new features in the Symbian^4 platform. It was originally targeted for inclusion in Symbian^3, but was pushed back to the later release to avoid overall delays. Therefore it seems likely that we will see NFC in a select number of Nokia’s Symbian^4 products, in select markets, at some point in 2011.
Recently Nokia issued an official statement to clarify the situation regarding its NFC plans.
“NFC is a technology we actively support. Starting in 2011, our global Symbian smartphone portfolio will begin to include NFC. This may or may not include country variants.”
The latest Nokia smartphones with NFC is expected to come with the SWP (Single Wire Protocol) as well as support for other secure element formats. This may include MicroSD cards, along with the SIM cards as in the SWP model and embedded secure elements.
via. NFC World