All Nokia devices to have NFC from now on, will play well with others
Now the world's largest handset maker by volume announced at its Hong Kong presentation that all of Nokia's devices will have an NFC chip inside going forward, which will certainly help to spearhead the adoption of this technology, considering it sells about a 100 million smartphones each year.
Nokia's VP Ilari Nurmi also said that the NFC-enabled devices from Nokia will include its speakers, Bluetooth or regular headsets as well, and, together with phones, they will be compatible with all other NFC gear out there: "From now on, all of our products will have an NFC chip inside. All other NFC-equipped devices can also link to our products", vouched Nokia's VP.
As if to back his words with action, all three new Symbian handsets that the company released - Nokia 600, Nokia 700 and 701 - are equipped with NFC chips. The uber-cheap Nokia 100 and 101, however, are not, so we take it Ilari Nurmi might have meant "all but the most basic featurephones".
source: BangkokPost via Symbian-Freak
1. Mad Iguana (unregistered)
Minor point, I know, but Nokia sells approx. 100million phones per quarter, not per year (although it was below 100million in Q2); approx. 100million SMARTphones per year (although again the figure was below that annualised rate in Q2).
2. Daniel.P (Posts: 98; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)
Thanks, Mad Iguana, for pointing that out - meant 100 million smartphones per year, not phones, as it doesn't seem clear if the most basic featurephones will have NFC too...
4. LALALALA (unregistered)
Funny how they show a Nokia handset with an Apple earphones :)))