Microsoft offers correction – Windows Phone devices do NOT offer NFC

previous post, we had reported that a Microsoft official had said the current series of Windows Phones currently had NFC enabled. Will Coleman, a developer evangelist and product manager at Microsoft UK had claimed that ““As far as I’m aware, NFC is supported by [Windows Phone], but needs to be enabled by the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer).” Well apparently not so my friend. Microsoft clarified the situation a little bit later to the website WinRumors by saying “While NFC is not currently supported on Windows Phone 7.5, it is coming. We expect NFC-enabled Windows Phone devices to ship within the next year.” This has not been a good week for the Windows Phone division and it’s just Monday! NFC in the current batch of phones would have been a HUGE coup for the software maker. It seems we’ll have to wait till 2012.]]>

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