NFC-equipped Smartphones

phones-with-NFC-rfid-blogWhen it comes to phones with Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities today, people often talk about Apple, as it is a tiny minority which has not introduced an NFC-enabled phone to the market among major smartphone makers.

While rumors suggest that Apple’s next version of iPhone, the iPhone 5, will equip with an NFC chip, Apple has not said anything publicly about it. Reports claim that Apple is concerned about NFC security.

Even though, a number of other smartphone manufacturers are testing the waters with NFC-enabled phones. At the 2012 London Olympic Games, Samsung and Visa are working together to offer each Olympic athlete a new Samsung Galaxy S III with NFC and an Olympic mobile wallet app, so that the athletes will be able to use the phones to access events and make payments during the Games.

Below is a list of NFC-enabled phones that are available today, by operating system. And if this isn’t enough to make your head spin, see a more comprehensive list of phones available worldwide, and those coming within the year, including tablets and PDAs here.

Android

Acer E320 Liquid Express

Acer Cloud Mobile

Acer Liquid Glow

Fujitsu Arrows μ F-07D

Google Galaxy Nexus

Google Nexus 7, Q, S

Motorola Droid Razr

HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE,

HTC Evo 4G LTE

HTC One X

Lenovo K800

LG Optimus LTE, Net, Vu, L5, L7

LG Viper

Panasonic Eluga

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze

Samsung Advance, Mini 2, Ace 2

Sony Xperia Sola, P, Ion

BlackBerry

BlackBerry Bold 9790, 9900, 9930

BlackBerry Curve 9350, 9360, 9370, 9380

Windows

DLI 9000

Nokia Lumina 610 NFC

Toshiba TG01

Windows Phone 8 (coming this fall)

ZTE Orbit

The good news is that if you want to use NFC to make wireless payments, there are workarounds for Android phones and iPhones. Android users can insert an NFC-enabled MicroSD card into their phones and affix a booster sticker to the inside of their battery cover to amplify the NFC signal. iPhone users can use Moneto’s patented iPhone case embedded with NFC.