So what is it? What can it be used for? As a user in London.
Wasn't even aware of this until I upgraded to the Lumia 920.
I'm curious as to how it can benefit me...
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NFC is short for Near Field Communication. It allows devices with NFC to establish communication by just touching them together. Examples of use are as follows.
Pairing devices by just touching. You can already buy NFC speakers which will pair with your phone by just touching. Soon, you should be able to pay for your purchases by touching a transponder pad with your NFC electronic wallet. You can transfer information between devices by touching. Devices can read data by special NFC tags by just touching.
12-12-2012 13:31 - edited 12-12-2012 13:34
You can find out a lot of information about NFC via a quick google search. As for when you'll be able to pay for things that's down to things like card providers and network providers.
Orange support it but only seems to be a limited set of phones at the moment.
Also more info from Nokia about NFC here:
And as you live in London......
Having a 920 with an NFC chip and Wallet is the basic requirement. You may still need a different SIM card from your network provider and/or specific apps to make these sort of transactions work.
It's early days. But I'm hopeful!