Previously, only a handful of phones came with NFC (Near Field Communication) such as the Google Nexus S. Now, Microsoft has recently unveiled the next version of Windows Phone, Windows Phone 8. With support for NFC, it comes with new software called Wallet that allows you to pay for things using your phone, find deals, and save card details.
Your card details are stored securely in the Wallet Hub by a PIN when verifying purchases. When paying for stuff, tap your phone on a till and it will be charged to your card. Information such as membership cards, loyalty cards, and frequent flier miles can also be saved.
NFC support on Windows Phone 8 also allows you to enjoy a feature called Tap + Send. This allows users to tap their phones, tablets, or anything with an NFC chip together to share apps, data, or files. This is similar to the Samsung Galaxy S3’s S Beam.
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