Nokia Talking About NFC On Windows Phones, Wireless Charging


Windows Phone currently does not support NFC but according to Marko Ahtisaari, head of Nokia’s design, the company is working on a Windows Phone that offers support for the NFC technology.

NFC support is rumored as part of the upcoming big update for Windows Phone to land in Q4 (probably the one codenamed Apollo). The NFC implementation Nokia is currently working on will allow phones to connect to external accessories. Wireless charging is also an option the Espoo-based company is currently considering.

On a general design note, Nokia is also working closely with Microsoft to deliver custom color themes and accent colors to match hardware accessories. Furthermore, Nokia Windows Phones coming in November (probably running Apollo) will be shipping without the plastic movable lid that covers the microUSB slot. “If you can take away a moving part and make it more beautiful in the placement of the components, we’ll do it, so that’s something where we can certainly keep improving,” Ahtisaari said.

“Take it to the extreme, and why are there any connectors?” While Nokia can definitely pull a wireless charging stunt on its Windows Phones, the microUSB slot is also used for synching (not that Windows Phone can’t sync wirelessly with Zune when connected to a power supply).

Source: TheGuardian

Via: WMPowerUser

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