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MediaTek: Hotknot vs. NFC Begins

Uses capacitor touch driver IC for proximity touch
3/12/2014 08:15 AM EDT
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chanj0
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Differences of Hotknot and NFC
chanj0   3/12/2014 2:54:44 PM
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The video doesn't quite show what is the great features that Hotknot delivers while NFC couldn't. To me, it comes down to the choice between literally touch vs proximity. I prefer the latter that NFC delivers.


On the other hands, BLE is aiming the eWallet market as well. It might be interesting to compare all 3 techologies and rate their pros and cons.

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Obvious application?
jackOfManyTrades   3/12/2014 1:38:03 PM
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I see what seems to be an obvious application for this - swapping phone numbers and other contact info (rather than pictures of trees).

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Have you tried Hotknot yet?
junko.yoshida   3/12/2014 10:24:21 AM
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As a design engineer, has anybody tried Hotknot yet? I would love to hear your assessment.

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MTK's Hotknot strategy
junko.yoshida   3/12/2014 10:23:07 AM
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As a reporter I have covered NFC since its inception. I also remember covering Nokia's early implementation of NFC inside its handset in Europe in early 2000's.

I now see the tide changing big time. Gone is Nokia. How NFC will stay inside handsets will be interesting to watch.  

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