Android NFC smartphones to rule 2012 and onwards according to Informa Telecoms and Media report 630 million NFC handsets to drive transactions worth US$71 billion by 2015
NFC smartphone sales are set to sky rocket this next year to a dizzying 630 million handsets according to Informa Telecoms and Media’s latest report. The tipping point is here, the surge is coming, the equilibrium has been broken and we are racing towards critical mass. Everyone run for the hills, take no prisoners and do not ask what your mobile network operator can do for you, ask what you can do for your MNO. We could probably think of more cliche phrases to add, but the point is “research people, we know, we get it, it’s okay, chill out, sit down, have a bagel.” For those who don’t know, with the availability of NFC smartphones and choices in handsets is becoming an everyday event, and since Google released its Google Wallet, and Microsoft showed how they would support NFC in Windows 8, NFC has become a big topic across industries. Sure enough, hot off the heels of announcements like this we see the first trickles of the coming avalanche of analysts reports that predict everything from the world is doomed to we will all have NFC embedded in our ear lobes by this time next year. We guess it keeps them out of trouble and in many ways research analysts are our modern day prophets.