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Forecast Favours Use of microSD Enabled Handsets For NFC Applications

ABI Research : 17 May, 2010  (New Product)
Report from ABI Research examines the technology used for delivering Near Field Communications applications across mobile handsets during the next 12 months
Mobile contactless payments and a wealth of other applications enabled by Near Field Communication are coming to mobile handsets over the next 12 months, but not in the format originally envisioned. A lack of commercially available NFC-embedded handsets combined with the rise of mobile handsets with microSD slots has helped shape a new approach to NFC that promises to bypass both handset vendors' and mobile network operators' core involvement.

ABI Research's latest NFC study splits NFC IC forecasts into three key NFC markets: mobile handsets, computer and consumer electronics, and peripherals for mobile handsets. These three markets combined will help drive significant NFC uptake, and NFC ICs will approach 300 million shipments in 2015. Last year more NFC ICs shipped for use in computers and peripherals than for handsets, and a new alternative platform is also emerging. New microSD offerings with NFC functionality are coming to market, joining stickers as a way to bring contactless connectivity to existing mobile handsets.

"Mobile handsets remain the key market for NFC but increasingly the potential of the technology is driving NFC into other devices and form factors," says principal M2M analyst Jonathan Collins. "The potential to offer NFC to handsets with microSD slots is helping to change the mobile handset landscape for many NFC vendors and supporters."

MNOs remain the gatekeepers for mass NFC handset rollouts, but over the next five years the emergence of microSD cards alongside other offerings such as active and passive contactless stickers will provide mobile users with initial access to mobile contactless payments. These options also provide a more direct route to potential consumers for financial institutions looking to deliver contactless mobile phone payments. Combined, these changes will provide renewed incentive for handset vendors and their major network operator customers to start delivering embedded NFC handsets.

There are also opportunities for CE device makers to lead in the commercialization of NFC where it can provide simple connectivity between same-brand devices.

The new technologies and business environment that will bring NFC to the market are examined in a new ABI research report, "Near Field Communications: Embedded and Aftermarket Contactless Applications for Mobile Devices and Other Consumer Products".
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