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    Those of you thinking of getting a Samsung Galaxy S2/SII...

    Should wait until June!

    recombu.com/new…tml

    NFC will allow you to stay futureproof.

    All UK models currently DO NOT have NFC (Near Field Technology). To those of you who are unaware as to what NFC is, it's the same technology used in oyster cards. Google it if unsure.

    It's best to stay futureproof, if forking out so much on a phone! Check this video out:

    youtube.com/wat…Pq0

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    er no

    Can't really see NFC becoming widely used in the UK in the next couple of years, can't really see how its much of a benefit in any way either, unless you really like marketing...

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    jah128

    Can't really see NFC becoming widely used in the UK in the next couple of … Can't really see NFC becoming widely used in the UK in the next couple of years, can't really see how its much of a benefit in any way either, unless you really like marketing...



    What about oyster cards? They incorporate NFC technology. It won't be long at all until these phones can read our balances, and until we use our phones to pay for goods! My point is, it's a big difference and (would be) a bigger selling point if ever were you to sell the phone. I am only thinking about the bigger picture, just thought i'd share my thoughts!

    Bhav007

    What about oyster cards? They incorporate NFC technology. It won't be … What about oyster cards? They incorporate NFC technology. It won't be long at all until these phones can read our balances, and until we use our phones to pay for goods! My point is, it's a big difference and (would be) a bigger selling point if ever were you to sell the phone. I am only thinking about the bigger picture, just thought i'd share my thoughts!



    I don't mind using oyster cars, but to have my bank details be used this way too, no thanks, not ready to switch, I already have my galaxy s2 and am very happy with it. By the time my 12 month contract ends on it the s3 will be out

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    PraxxtorCruel

    I don't mind using oyster cars, but to have my bank details be used this … I don't mind using oyster cars, but to have my bank details be used this way too, no thanks, not ready to switch, I already have my galaxy s2 and am very happy with it. By the time my 12 month contract ends on it the s3 will be out



    No what I mean is that our phone will replace the chip and pin device, so we enter the pin on our phones after a tap, instead of on the device lol. But yeah I can imagine an S3 next year, definately!

    Isn't this the technology in cards that can be hacked in to ?!

    Obviously its usage will incease but then most newer handets will incorporate it - if not defunct before long.

    Futureproof is a myth. No such thing as future proof. Futureproof was just a gimmick word made up by slick salesmen that wanted to flog some electonics to unsuspecting little old ladies.

    Banned

    already in my Nokia c7 strangely not in the n8 though. Besides its network dependent and i haven't read any where of any networks taking an interest in it. T mobile have an exclusive on the technology in the states and charge a premium for it.

    Bhav007

    No what I mean is that our phone will replace the chip and pin device, so … No what I mean is that our phone will replace the chip and pin device, so we enter the pin on our phones after a tap, instead of on the device lol. But yeah I can imagine an S3 next year, definately!



    Is it just me that doesn't see how this is a good thing? Its not any easier or quicker, you still will need your cards (in case you run out of battery etc) and its prone to abuse (keylogging etc); I'm sure it carries with it security implications that aren't really thought of yet, and it seems its most likely use will be directed marketing.

    Yes NFC has its uses in things specifically such as Oyster cards, access cards and ID badges etc, but they aren't really comparable to a phone...

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    Strangely enough NFC is all over the news, was even on LBC radio early hours of the morning. It is a lot easier. As you can see here in a news article from today, no cards are needed after an initial set up! And this is all new at the moment, so it will get more efficient. An update on this:

    bbc.co.uk/new…141

    bbc.co.uk/new…071

    o2

    So as I said, IF you ever see yourself wanting to stay futureproof, get an NFC enabled phone!

    Edited by: "Bhav007" 20th May 2011

    The tech is sooo old, my japanese phone from 3 years ago used it, on the plus I may just that phone instead!

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    Yes we all know the tech is old, but it's only now being developed for more use, especially on phones

    Have a Galaxy S II, NFC doesn't tempt me one Bit.

    They're introducing Sim Based NFC Payments without the need for additional hardware, as well as Standardization of Debit Cards with NFC (Currently only Barclaycard are issuing as standard).

    I wouldn't worry, Sammy are shifting to a 6-8 Month Product Cycle and the Next Galaxy S (III) will be released shortly after the iPhone. I'd say get this phone now, better time as any, though It will be an Orange Exclusive anyhow.

    Exactly i brought a pc ten years ago with a future proof mother board, and do you think it is any good this day and age.
    Errrr thats a big no, So well put.

    ei8hty5ive

    Futureproof is a myth. No such thing as future proof. Futureproof was … Futureproof is a myth. No such thing as future proof. Futureproof was just a gimmick word made up by slick salesmen that wanted to flog some electonics to unsuspecting little old ladies.


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    shamus1975

    Exactly i brought a pc ten years ago with a future proof mother board, … Exactly i brought a pc ten years ago with a future proof mother board, and do you think it is any good this day and age. Errrr thats a big no, So well put.



    Think we've become a lot more technologically advanced than 10 years ago

    Anyway I can't wait for the NFC version of S2...would round off an excellent phone

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    There's many uses for NFC. I could go on all day lol.

    readwriteweb.com/arc…php

    Look at NFC in Japan. The network that introduced and pushed NFC purchased a retail chain to help drive adoption of the technology a few years ago, it's estimated that 10% of purchases at those stores are NFC. So if a retail chain geared towards that tech only has 10% adoption then it proves that it's niche technology and as such not such a massive deal.

    As for future proofing a phone then surely going with Samsung who release a new phone every week thus making your S2 outdated within a very short space of time. To keep value look the the iPhone, 1 model a year so you have the phone 1 year and its only outdated by 1 model. Not the case with Samsung, within 1 year there'll be 4 models making them all lose their value.

    If you want future proof then invest in antiques, not technology, todays "magical" device will be tomorrows "so what" feature

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    You're just thinking of commercial use. I'm talking about (mostly) personal use, such as tag writing (which is very handy). I'm gonna wait for NFC because I know I will benefit greatly from it! Tag writing is flawless at this point. As well as that places such as McDonalds are already going to be able to accept payments using a simple tap. It's uses are only limited by legality and programmer's abilities. Check out the android app market and you'll see there are already many 'tag' and 'nfc' apps. iPhone is overrated, yes they may have a decent market strategy but the phone is very limited and vastly overrated!
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