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Windows Phone Mango supports NFC

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 11 Dec 2011 11:41

Windows Phone Mango supports NFC Handset manufacturers have NFC capabilities in WP Mango.
Microsoft has confirmed that Windows Phone 7.5 Mango includes support for near-field communications, and that it is up to handset manufacturers when they want to use it.

"As far as I'm aware, NFC is supported by [Windows Phone], but needs to be enabled by the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer). So, if any OEM wants to enable it, that can be done by all means." Will Coleman, product manager at Microsoft UK, told TechRadar.

"Think it's about just about timing, in the not too distant future there are some exciting things that will be coming through with NFC from Microsoft."

Nokia said previously that it did not have time to implement NFC in its first Windows Phone devices, the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 smartphones.

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