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May 28, 2012

NFC Enabled Mobile Handsets :Top 10 List


According to a recent study from the Auriemma Consulting Group, 30% of US mobile users would be willing to upgrade their Cell Phone for the sole purpose of gaining NFC payment technology.
And 23% said they’d be willing to switch carrier for the extra functionality. That’s a significant number considering the cost and hassle of switching phone or carrier. (via tgdaily.com)

NFC world has recently released a list of the  25 Mobile Handsets which are available across stores

The Acer E320 Liquid Express is an entry-level Android smartphone and is the Taiwanese manufacturer's first NFC handset.

2)BlackBerry Bold 9790
The BlackBerry Bold 9790, codenamed 'Bellagio', was announced in November 2011 and is now shipping.

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930, the first handsets from Research in Motion to include NFC, were announced in early May 2011 and are now shipping. 

The BlackBerry Curve 9350, BlackBerry Curve 9360 andBlackBerry Curve 9370 were announced in August 2011 and are now shipping. 

The BlackBerry Curve 9380, also known as 'Orlando', was announced in November 2011 and is now retailing across stores 

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the latest Google reference handset and is now shipping in the UK and the US. The phone runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. 

2    7)  Google Nexus S
The Google Nexus S, a full-featured smartphone running Android 2.3 'Gingerbread' and manufactured by Samsung, has NFC support built in. 

      8)HTC Incredible
A version of the HTC Incredible designed to run China UnionPay's NFC payments service via a microSD-based NFC add-on was announced in August 2011. 

      9)HTC One X
The HTC One X is the new flagship handset for the Taiwanese phone giant, featuring a 4.7-inch 1280 by 720 display, quad-core Tegra 3 processor, Android 4.0 and NFC. The One X — previously known by the codename HTC Edge — will be available from April 2012.

The LG Optimus LTE, also known by the model number LG LU6200, is a high-end Android smartphone which boasts a 4.5-inch HD screen, LTE and NFC.