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October 16, 2009

Comment of the week – let’s not forget NFC

Nokia N900GLOBAL – We had a tremendous response to our call for what you’d like to see in the N900, and what you’d like to see the N900 do. We filtered through the latter and have a list of 82 separate functions you’d like to see performed on an Nokia N900! However, one comment jumped out this week which broached the subject of introducing another technology in the N900 – Near Field Communications (NFC). There’s been plenty of research and testing going on around NFC, and I’m afraid we’ve no idea about any plans to introduce it in the N900, but ARJWright’s comment is a solid one, which is why he’s picked up this week’s Comment of the week gong along with the second last license we have for Gravity (don’t worry, we have something else lined up for the week after next!)

ARJWright would have liked to see the N900 and NFC come together. It doesn’t look likely at this point, but who knows what might happen in the future.

ARJWright: I wish I would have had this in my head earlier, but it would have been nice to see the N900, and the Maemo5 platform as a whole, push the NFC envelope a good bit more. I think that native support for some/all of those protocols would do wonders for adoption and the use of open source development/tools within areas like finance, transportation, and infrastructure.

The possibilities for the integration of the technology are wide and varied – let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Well done ARJ, your Gravity license should be sitting in your inbox by the time you read this.