Q: What is NFC?
A: NFC stands for Near Field Communication. It is the ability to transmit data between an encoded label or sticker and an NFC enabled smartphone. The technology is very similar to Radio Frequency Identification tags (RFID) used to track inventory.

Q: Does my phone have NFC?
A: At this time the only US based smartphone with active NFC is the Samsung Nexus II

Q: But I see the Google Wallet ads that use NFC
A: Correct, Google is one of the early proponents of of NFC usage. In fact their new operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich, for android fully supports NFC. So, NFC will be coming to a majority of new smartphones by the 2011 holiday season.

Q: Can I add NFC to my current phone?
A: Unfortunately NO. NFC requires a special chip in the phone to work.

Q: Who else has an NFC Phone?
A: Blackberry Curve - but the NFC is not active at this time. Nokia will be including NFC in many of their new models. And Windows phones will also support NFC in the near future.

Q: But what about iPhones?
A: The recent release of the iPhone 4S did not include support for NFC. We hope to see it their next release.

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