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Poll: Poll on NFC - Near Field Communications - for payments, data exchange, etc (36 member(s) have cast votes)

Are you expecting NFC functionality in all future high spec devices?

  1. Yes (28 votes [77.78%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 77.78%

  2. No (8 votes [22.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 22.22%

Are you interested in NFC but not at the expense of other functionality?

  1. Yes - it should be in addition to existing functions (33 votes [91.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 91.67%

  2. No - it's more important than many other functions (3 votes [8.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

I am mystified by the point of NFC in phones

  1. Yes (17 votes [47.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 47.22%

  2. No (19 votes [52.78%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 52.78%

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Interested in people's views of NFC...

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No, nfc in a phone makes no difference to my purchasing decision.

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Nasty budget phones, begone! Hello sexy brand new Galaxy S2!

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Pointless Tech IMO.

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It might be useful in the future, for now though it's not very useful IMO. I'd just consider it a bonus but not nearly essential.

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absolutely no interest in NFC in a phone - i don't use it on my debit cards.

most of the work in 2.3.4 and 2.3.5 is for NFC, i'd prefer developers concentrated on the kernel/wifi drivers etc.

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It will be very handy in possibly a years time or maybe a little more when there are more places supporting it
If 2 phones came out that I liked, with similar spec, I;d choose the one With NFC.

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I don't even use bluetooth TBH Posted Image

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Put it like this; NFC is much less important than ARM7 and a sensible price....

Frankly I don't trust credit card companies, and I don't want to pay for something that only seems to benefit them. Its probably going to be a net negative in decision making, purely because I see no point in giving those companies a cut of every transaction when cash would do as well and visa gets nothing from it.

In fact, I want you to pay me, if you want it on my phone.

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Considering the question is

Are you expecting NFC functionality in all future high spec devices?


Yes I would expect NFC in a high spec device. It may not be useful now, and even though I would probably never use it much, I would expect it in a high spec device.

If NFC was added at the expense of other components (non-HD video, bad camera etc) then I wouldn't want it.

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Interested in people's views of NFC...


Hi,

I've been looking at the Lg Optimus Net, http://pdadb.net/ind...s_net_lg_gelato

same cpu as the skate, but HVGA and has NFC, so the current ARMv6 chipset is capable of NFC, and I dont consider that high spec.

LG are releasing two versions of the Net, one with NFC the P690, and one without the P692.

If ZTE could release a blade with the skate cpu and NFC I think it would be successful



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Yes NFC is very important to me, but it has to be said I work with smart cards for access control so I'm not your typical user. And yes it does affect my purchasing decision, I was all set to splash out on a Galaxy S II but didn't because NFC was removed from the UK handsets.

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Yes NFC is very important to me, but it has to be said I work with smart cards for access control so I'm not your typical user. And yes it does affect my purchasing decision, I was all set to splash out on a Galaxy S II but didn't because NFC was removed from the UK handsets.


I believe it'll come in the Autumn models of the GS2.

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Second question needs an extra option for not interested in it

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