SiliconRepublic.com The year 2011 was a breakthrough year for NFC (near field communications), not only due to the launch of Google Wallet and other new services coming on stream, but the arrival of 35m NFC-compatible handsets, due to grow to 80m in 2012.
|There are now 35 Million NFC Headsets|
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According to a new report by IMS Research, the number of NFC-enabled phones shipped in 2011 totalled 35m globally. IMS forecasts that significant market events and the enablement of other cellular handsets will drive that number to nearly 80m by the end of 2012.
“After seven or so years of false dawns and frequent disappointment, 2011 has proved to be something of a breakthrough year," said Don Tait, senior analyst at IMS Research.