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Microsoft clarifies NFC support status: it's not there yet

0. phoneArena posted on 13 Dec 2011, 06:13

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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posted on 13 Dec 2011, 11:07

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?

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 11:51

2. Penny (Posts: 1672; 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.

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 21:17

3. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)

The Samsung Focus S and Flash have NFC already enabled

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 01:07

4. Bluedroid (Posts: 57; Member since: 12 Sep 2011)

Window phone suck bigtime!!!

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