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London Calling: Is NFC the next Bluetooth?

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gayatrikumar_1
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re: London Calling: Is NFC the next Bluetooth?
gayatrikumar_1   10/29/2012 10:40:09 PM
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NFC is faster than Bluetooh hence suitable for transfering large data in lesser time. However bluetooth's RF cloud is relatively large hence convinient. I am curious if someone can compare NFC with traditional IR port interms of speed and power consumption.

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Bert22306   10/23/2012 7:53:24 PM
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This is especially good, considering how iffy the credit card magnetic strip readers can get. It would be great to use NFC instead of the antedeluvian magnetic strip!

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re: London Calling: Is NFC the next Bluetooth?
Bert22306   10/23/2012 7:50:06 PM
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I would think that the comparison SHOULD be between NFC and optical bar codes, not Bluetooth. Bluetooth is more of a "personal area network," and it works wonders, for example, to connect your cell phone to your car's hands-free cell phone system. Sylvie, I use NFC daily, to get in and out of the Wash DC metro system and metro parking, and also to get in and out of my office (electronic gates and doors). Imagine how neat it would be if I could use the same card I use to get into the Metro system also for, say, food shopping.

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tb1   10/22/2012 7:22:03 PM
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Just checked: my mistake--Sprint went with Google Wallet instead of Isis. I wonder if this will be like their WiMax vs LTE mistake of being first with the technology, but ending up with an orphan system.

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tb1   10/22/2012 7:15:19 PM
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Well, when Isis comes out (launch date, Oct 22, today!), then there will be a payment system supported by all the major US credit cards and telcos, along with standard NFC payment equipment for stores. When stores start installing NFC payment systems, and customers see how quickly and easily other customers can make payments using NFC, I think you'll see its use spreading pretty quickly.

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SylvieBarak   10/22/2012 7:05:04 PM
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It feels like the industry has been harping on about NFC for years and years, and yet.... where are all those swarms of people using it? Nowhere. NFC holds much promise but has so far delivered very little.

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