First swipe’s club

Nokia is first-to-market with a mobile phone with built-in short-range wireless technology: near-field communication (NFC).  (Note that we just used up this month’s allotment of hyphens.) NFC will let you buy stuff just by passing the product and your phone near a checkout scanner, eliminating the credit card gymnastics that are difficult for some folks with reduced dexterity, and the signature pads that vex blind customers.  Some security scenarios (Caution: sibilant account balance near zero) may complicate this a bit, but in most cases it’ll be a net gain in ease and convenience.  Just watch those dollars drain away!

Nokia’s 6212 with Bluetooth NFC: Let the pairing revolution begin! – Engadget Mobile

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