Near Field Communications, or NFC for short, is all the rage these days, with some of the biggest players in the market already embracing the tech with open arms, and legs, and BlackBerry is not one to be left out in the cold as it confirms that ‘virtually all’ of its upcoming devices will come NFC-ready.
While Research In Motion boss Jim Ballsillie has already announced that “many if not most” of the Canadian smartphone giant’s future releases will pack NFC, UK managing director Stephen Bates has now revealed that it will feature prominently in almost all its devices, including tablets.
Speaking at an eForum at Westminster, Bates said: "We're going to deploy NFC in virtually all of our devices", adding NFC "creates new businesses, new markets and new revenue streams".
NFC, in case you were unaware, is a short-range, high frequency wireless communication technology that enables fast, east contactless payments. And it looks increasingly set to become a global standard after the GSM Association confirmed that many of the world’s major mobile operators have agreed to implement the technology by 2012 - the year when millions of tourists will descend upon the capital with handsets with NFC chips onboard.
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