30 million NFC phones were shipped in 2011, huge growth ahead
1. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
I'm just hoping the iPhone 5 ships with it that way people will really start to adopt pay pass at places.
I recently started using it on my Nexus and it's freakin' sweet but would be much better if everyone used it and once the iPhone supports it I think we'll be there.
4. Alantef (Posts: 288; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)
ive been using it on my nexus....dont you love the "NO YOU DIDNT JUST DO THAT!!" face lol
5. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Haha! Yeah man the first time I used it the girl at CVS is like:
"Wait. What just happened?"
"I paid with my phone."
"I get that. EXPLAIN! What kind of phone is that?"
Of course she hadn't heard of the Nexus but it was funny to see some lady in her mid 30s all excited about the fact that I paid with my phone haha
2. VJo003 (Posts: 356; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)
The question is - Was NFC one if the key factors which influenced the consumers to buy a certain device.
If this is not established this 30 Million number doesn't mean much.
3. ryq24 (Posts: 689; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
if iphone 5 shipped with nfc, then that would really force everyone from phone maker to merchant to adopt it.
6. md227a (Posts: 139; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
Im hoping the leaked I-777 ICS firmware will enable NFC on my phone. Stupid to have if its not enabled.
DAMN YOU AT&T!!!
7. Qvergnugen (Posts: 6; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)
I am overdue for an upgrade phone on Verizon. I have decided that my next phone must have NFC and I am hoping SONY's Xperia line will come to Verizon and I am willing to wait. If I get a non-NFC phone now, I am afraid I would end up sitting on the sidelines for the next two years until the next upgrade while NFC finally takes off (hopefully soon).
I am looking forward to not carrying 5 credit cards+multiple store gift cards and multiple ATM cards in my wallet anymore. Plus, NFC could also replace the more than 10 keychain tags that I now carry. Heck, NFC may even replace all the keys someday as well, starting with car keys since cars are becoming more and more computer centric.
NFC is about exchanging information electronically. The uses for NFC can reach well beyond just handling credit card purchases. The uses are only limited by one's imagination. As far as security concerns go, nothing is 100% hackproof and the owner would have to exercise the normal precautions associated with anything that contains his private information.
NFC will be just another choice. If you are worried then don't use it. No one is forced to carry credit cards either. Personally, I am all for NFC.
8. rocky459 (Posts: 6; Member since: 27 Mar 2012)
Nokia 6131 was the first NFC phone released in 2006 . Apart from that there are several phones with NFC , you should mention those too !! !!
Update if possible
"Android devices were among the first to feature NFC chips"