On the contrary, Nokia’s Anssi Vanjoki has just announced that all of the company’s smartphones introduced starting 2011 will feature NFC, likely supporting SWP (Single Wire Protocol), which allows NFC capabilities to be used via SIM cards.
Nokia will also launch a set of tools for third party developers so they can integrate NFC-related features into their applications.
NFC (Near Field Communication) will allow Nokia smartphone owners to make ticketing transactions and payments, and share content with other NFC-enabled devices.
The addition of NFC capabilities will likely not make Nokia’s smartphones too expensive – after all, the canceled 6216 (seen above) should have been launched for an affordable price (€150).
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