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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
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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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