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COMMENT: Don't hold your breath for NFC adoption

Sales of phones enabled with NFC are growing and it is often touted as the bedrock for using your handset as a payment device. But real adoption of the technology is very slow, writes Adrian Weckler.

27th March, 2012
Don't expect to pay for your coffee using NFC anytime soon, writes Adrian Weckler.

Today’s big tech news: sales of smartphones with Near Field Communications (NFC) [increased to 30 million](http://www.berginsight.com/News.aspx?m_m=6&s_m=1) in 2011.

The technology, which allows phones to wirelessly communicate with other gadgets over short distances, has been touted as the bedrock for using your handset as a payment device. Just wave your phone across a terminal and you’ll have paid your retailer.

That’s the theory....

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