The latest proof that NFC (Near Field Communications) or contactless payments will be big in mobile comes from BlackBerry. First, leaks from Google showed how they had big plans for contactless payments and advertising. Then there was the evidence pointing to Apple’s inclusion of NFC in the iPhone 5. Now, RIM, the Canadian company who manufacture the BlackBerry have once again confirmed their commitment to contactless. UK MD Stephen Bates, said that NFC would be in “all of our new devices moving forward”. Pretty conclusive.
With a commitment from the handset manufacturers, card payment companies and mobile operators it looks like there’s little to stop NFC. Well, little apart from consumer adoption.