Why the future’s all about near field communication technology

April 8, 2011
Gartner drinks the 2015 Microsoft-Nokia Kool-Aid too
ZD Net
Larry Dignan writes about the smartphone operating system market according to Gartner.

“Gartner predicts that Android will rule the smartphone roost for the foreseeable future. But that’s not news really considering that Android domination reports are a dime a dozen. What’s notable in Gartner’s report is that it is very similar to IDC’s take that Nokia’s market heft alone will make Windows Phone 7 a dominant player with 19.5 per cent market share in 2015. Gartner has Windows Phone 7 at 10.8 per cent market share in 2012. Windows Phone 7 will nibble away at Apple and Research in Motion market share.”

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Acer Aspire Z5761 all-in-one sports touch screen, TV tuner, 8 USB ports
ZD Net
Rachel King shares details about Acer’s Aspire Z5761 all-in-one desktop.

“Here’s a snapshot of the (some of the) noteworthy specs on the Acer Aspire Z5761: Full HD display with 5ms response time and 16:9 aspect ratio, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, up to 1.5TB of hard drive space, Built-in webcam and microphone and more.”

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How Mobile Payment Systems Are Redefining Commerce
Mashable
Christina Warren sheds some light on the near field communication (NFC) space.

“When it comes to actually paying for items using your phone instead of with cash or a credit card, the future is all about NFC. Near field communication, or NFC, has been in the works for nearly 10 years. Analysts predict, however, that 2011 is the year that a sizable number of NFC-enabled devices will finally ship to consumers. The premise behind NFC is simple: Rather than swiping a card, just wave your phone at a payment terminal and be on your way. Aside from being able to accept and make payments in more locations, one of the advantages of modern mobile payment systems is environmental. Sure, the ecological impact of a paper credit card receipt is likely small – relatively speaking – but cutting down on excess waste is still good for the environment. It can also be good for businesses’ bottom lines.”

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