seems there's a lot of worry about security over this, the nfc account requires a pin to be entered after 5 contactless transactions, so any criminals won't get away with that much money. i've seen a demo of a samgung nfc handset and it looked like a pin was needed to switch on the nfc function. if this is the case with nokia handsets, it'll make the phone even more secure than the (always on) credit card.
Anonymous, 18 Jun 2010I can almost see some petty thieves and criminals doing some mad laughing and saliva dripping ... moreHey guys..u r getting too much of worried on this..NOKIA has their great idea to fix this problem..
NFC is an typical direct radio transmissions used by technologies such as Bluetooth. It is meant for applications where a physical touch, or close to it, is required in order to maintain security. NFC is planned for use in payment, in conjunction with an electronic wallet, and for setting up connections between Bluetooth devices (rendering the current manual Bluetooth pairing process obsolete)
The technology is promoted by the NFC-Forum.
For me..this technology is not juz for NOKIA..again,country..
Anonymous, 18 Jun 2010OH MY GOD!!! That is the Nokia 3220!!! The phone I just got off of to finally get the HD2. ... moreThis is juz an advertisement..
It used NOKIA 3220 to promoted..
And I dont think NOKIA 3220 is bad quality model.. Although is a simple basic phone with colorful LED flash..
Eddy, 21 Jun 2010Some how, I think the tomorrow days, there will be no more human interaction anymore in transa... moreNo worries! If you want human contact you can go to the store to charge your NFC card credit! ;)
I'm glad to hear Nokia are putting NFC as standard on smartphones. In holland, after doing the test in 2007 I've heard nothing about it, so was wondering what happened.
In Japan this technology is de facto & so many people use the NFC system already.
I just hope they'd be compatible globally.
Think all this in one device:
- train ticket
- electronic boarding pass
- shopping small things
- credit card
- membership cards
- home key
Indeed security is of a worry, but at the end of the day it's the same as losing your handbag & calling to block your phone, credit card etc etc...
In Japan on most devices, you can block your NFC card & phone functions (incl your phonebook & messages) to be used... Imagine this is also possible on featured phones (not necessarily smartphones)...
Some how, I think the tomorrow days, there will be no more human interaction anymore in transactions, it will be very much like robotic.
In example, now a day we create or try to create a intellegent (artificially) robots that can interact with humans. But in other hand, like this case, we create a robotic-human, that no need to interact with others.
What a contrast.
Really miss a human interactions, or at least a smile when I buy or paying something.
Anonymous, 19 Jun 2010Wow this will put Nokia back on the map, it should be as successful as the TV tuner in the N96... moreI think the NFC standard only allows relatively low value transactions without a PIN required, enough for a cup of coffee or a very cheap train fare so it would be difficult to spend a huge amount before the phone was reported lost.
Thats the 3220! I still have that phone. It can have the NFC technology because in the back you can install the "Wave Messaging" shell. It has a small port (metallic contacts) just below the battery. Nice!
Already in Japan in 2004.
If you come to Japan, with your mobile you can buy soft drink by vending machine,get on the train and bus,pay for goods at the kiosk,and more...
Wow this will put Nokia back on the map, it should be as successful as the TV tuner in the N96 was in getting Nokia back into the game.
Just think if someone steals your phone they can go on a shopping spree with your credit card and then you can pay for their getaway by train.
What I don't get is people asking if this will be available as a software upgrade...
It needs HARDWARE built in to work. It's the same as asking if you can upgrade your camera from 3.2 MP to 8 MP with a software patch...
On a side note, interesting feature and just as RFID took a while to get implemented on a wider scale, this also may take a while but it all depends on support from third party vendors.
I can almost see some petty thieves and criminals doing some mad laughing and saliva dripping from their mouth eagerly waiting for this thing to happen. They'll have access to absolutely everything the original phone owner has.
Moscow Metro plans to launch NFC support later this year. Originally it was unveiled and showed by Nokia and Moscow Metro in 2007. World crisis made preparations a little bit longer by two years. But today with Nokia it's announced to be launched by the end of the year.
Japan made phones have this for years already... as what I've seen in the NTT Docomo exhibit yesterday. Too bad they're also only sold in Japan. I think it's a pretty good concept. Only bad thing is if your phone gets stolen...
OH MY GOD!!! That is the Nokia 3220!!! The phone I just got off of to finally get the HD2.
Also Guess what, I had that Nokia 3220 for over 5 years AFTER someone else had it for who knows how long and had virtually no problems with it, then when I came over to what I thought would be a good upgrade to the HD2, since it's been out, I've been through 3 defective units, the one I have now is not properly put together, the software is uber buggy, I've been through it deleting my contacts, losing all sense of signal (voice and data), horrible customer service that always go back to the I-don't-know-how-to-fix-your-problem-but-I-work-in-the-HD2-department solution "do a master reset" which always screws stuff up and more. The Nokia 3220 was the most durable phone I ever had and really wish manufacturer's would take lessons on how to make a phone with a good build quality from nokia.
Good Job Nokia and keep up the good work.
I agree with the person that made the statement about tech getting popular only when CrApple gets it even though by then it's super old.