Despite interoperability issues, NFC finds niche beyond mobile wallets

01/21/2013 | CNET

Some hurdles remain, but near-field communication technology is finding uses beyond powering mobile payments, including completing wireless handshakes and helping share information between devices. "People are talking about putting them in virtually every consumer device," said Broadcom Chairman Henry Samueli. Besides some inherent technological hurdles, NFC is limited by interoperability issues among various smartphone models, which some analysts expect to be solved with new standards this year.

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