Microsoft clarifies NFC support status: it's not there yet
0. phoneArena 13 Dec 2011, 06:13 posted on
Just a couple of days ago, a UK-based Microsoft product manager led us into thinking that Windows Phone Mango already has NFC support and it just needs to be enabled by OEMs…
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1. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)
So is it possible to get it on Windows 7.5 handsets and it just needs a software upgrade or does Windows 7.5 not support it at all?
2. Penny (Posts: 1625; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
I'm guessing the current generation of Windows Phones do not have an NFC chip built it, so it won't be activated by a software upgrade. However, the association that oversees the SD card standard is trying to promote the standard of making NFC built into microSD cards, so if you have a microSD slot, you will hopefully be able to add it to your phone eventually.
3. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)
The Samsung Focus S and Flash have NFC already enabled