More Windows Phone 7 NFC support rumors. Nokia's first differentiating feature?

Bloomberg is running a story today corroborating last week’s NYTimes claims that the next version of Windows Phone (Windows Phone 7 Mango or Windows Phone 8 Apollo?) will have support for NFC chips and wireless payment. I’m now fairly sure that this must be related to Nokia’s upcoming Windows phone 7 handsets which are still scheduled to come out in late Q4 2011 / early 2012. The Finnish company has always planned (even before the MS partnership) that all of its future high-end smartphones will include an NFC chip so it’s now safe to assume that this will be the company’s first differentiating feature compared to other WP7 OEMs (this obviously won’t stop HTC, LG, or Samsung to include NFC chips in the future WP7 devices).


The only bad news is that this feature will only work on phones equipped with the NFC chips which means that all the current WP7 handsets on the market right now won’t be compatible with this new OS addition.

source: Bloomberg

  • http://twitter.com/keshwar Keshwar White

    ‘The only bad news is that this feature will only work on phones equipped with the NFC chips which means that all the current WP7 handsets on the market right now won’t be compatible with this new OS addition.”

    So what! Apple is famous for this, bought my 3GS, then came facetime!

  • http://www.twitter.com/dotcarbon dotCARBON

    Windows Phone would have made a killing if they’d released it when they announced it.

  • http://twitter.com/Salem309 Ahmed Salem

    I like all rumored designs about the Windows-Powered Nokia phones. I just believe the size of the screen is not matching the predefined specs by Microsoft for the OEMs