ABI Research: Close to 2 billion NFC enabled devices to ship by 2017

ABI Research: Close to 2 billion NFC enabled devices to ship by 2017
According to ABI Research, support for the short-range NFC technology that is used for mobile payments and other applications has been increasing over the course of the year. At one time estimated to be in 80 million devices to be shipped this year, ABI felt compelled to raise its prediction for the first time ever to 120 million units expected to ship with NFC in 2012. 9 out of the top 10 OEM manufacturers are producing devices that support the technology.

ABI sees NFC coming out of what it calls a "trial phase" next year with the inclusion of the technology spreading from Android and Windows Phone 8 handsets to Android tablets and Windows PCs. Additionally, NFC will become a "default technology" in manufacturer's flagship models. Besides its use with mobile payments technology, NFC is being used with tags to allow a user's device to adjust its settings automatically. ABI says other uses for NFC include "online/offline authentication, retail and loyalty applications, reader functionality, AFC, and advertising as a host of value added opportunities presented to service providers from which they can draw new revenue streams."

By 2017, ABI Research expects a whopping 1.95 billion NFC enabled devices to be shipped. While most of these devices will be handsets, 395 million of them will be consumer electronic devices using NFC technology to pair devices, exchange data and for online authentication.

source: ABI via IntoMobile

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15 Comments

1. zackh121556

Posts: 132; Member since: Feb 01, 2012

Lol "9 out of the top 10 OEMs" are using this technology.... just say everyone with the exception of the apple iPhone lolol

4. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

It will be in the iPhone 5s, they'll call it iBeam and it will be Revolutionary. Oh and everything else will be exactly the same.

6. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

And then others start getting sued :)

2. samsung4ever

Posts: 36; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

And apple owners wont be included lol.

3. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

well im sure when an android device comes out without nfc you will changed your tune again and say it doesnt matter. just like the nexus 4 and lte .....when the iphone didnt have it you were all going on its the best then the n4 comes out minus lte and ohh you sang a differant song then didnt you and as i always say your obsessed with apple seek help you sad act

7. aveese

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

i heard n4 has band 4 lte???

8. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

apparently some very smart people have found a way to get it to work but its limited or something gotta love those genius's that take the time to try these things either way didnt stop the fans saying lte is crap and not needed

9. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

you missed the part where the phone is about $200 less than everything else. go back to your MS Cave binghead.

11. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Haha you stalking me now, so obsessed with trying to be a smart ass Yeah see its not cheaper everywhere and some will have to pay more which ain't worth it the main selling point of the n4 is price other then that its underwhelming and brings nothing new Maybe you should try been mature fan boy, ohh and don't worry your still unfunny

12. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

aww, you sound mad that you have to pay more for something. change where you live. stock android alone makes it worth it, stop trying to troll

13. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

your such a nob you tellling all those that live where google doesnt provide the play store etc to move.........you must be a spoilt little brat your the only one trolling i stated facts, the n4 isnt worth the higher price. its a bargain only at the lower price but offers nothing new i could get the n4 for the lower price here actually mate, but i didnt as i dont find it anything exceptional, its a bland device that doesnt try to offer anything new...and you android lot are always shouting about new so why dont you go troll somewhere else, and maybe get better at it because you just sound like a little brat

14. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

by your logic, no one should buy anything anymore the 920 doesn't offer anything new, the iphone 5 doesn't offer anything new, the android devices do offer things that are new and innovative, but anything not Lumia is not worthwile, right? Troll.

15. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

haha lmao you dont understand logic do you, you see this is how its done by your logic only devices worth getting is android ones and why...because there android. thats all you think in your tiny mind 920 doesnt offer anything new........this shows how lacking in basic info you are. the super sensitive screen, the floating lens all new all found in the 920 iphone 5 why are you bringing that up? obsessed much yeah i said anything non lumia aint worth it........wait no i didnt actually but as your having a tantrum your saying all kinds of crap the n4 offered nothing new face it, the 920 does, the note does, note 2 builds on that. the droid dna does with its screen. see unlike you i like tech i dont care what its running, if its great i give props to it. you on the over hand are just a little boy trolling so troll off and go find a sense of purpose other then been a waste of time

5. JonBjSig

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Then apple comes out with an NFC enabled iPhone and everyone will cry "INNOVATION!"

10. Shubham412302

Posts: 570; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

haha nokia has sold 180million i.e; 1.8 billion nokia 701 that are powered by nfc. and samsung sold 0.3 billion s3 so its all above 2billion... till 2012

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