O2 to launch NFC mobile payments app
O2 planning a mobile wallet app for its phones with NFC capability.
NFC (near field communication) has already arrived in the UK - sort of. Allowing users to make payments using their handset is one of the proud boasts of the Google Nexus S - even though right now there aren't really any places to use it in this country.
O2, however, is jumping on the future-technology-of-the-moment, according to a spokesperson who announced the company's plans to introduce a "mobile wallet" with compatible handsets sometime later this year.