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  1. TallPaul86's Avatar
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    How about a Nokia-manufactured case, similar in design to the Seidio Innocase or Case Mate Barely There, where the difference is that the case has an NFC chip in it? My idea was that the top half of the shell (the part that protects the top half of the phone, where the SIM tray is) would have a micro usb connector that would plug into the micro usb port on top of the phone and when connected, the device would recognize that an NFC enabled case was connected and could then enable us Lumia 900 owners to utilize the features like Tap & Send as well as the Wallet Hub? Like a Windows Phone 7.9-style update or something?

    It would certainly help future proof our phones for the remainder of our 24-36 months plans (dependant on your carrier of course) and make the no Windows Phone 8 upgrade path a little less painful

    Possibly make it a feature only available to Lumia 800 and Lumia 900 phones at first then find a way to make NFC-enabled battery doors for the Lumia 710 or Lumia 610?

    Or am i just shooting for the moon with silly ideas?!? Honest opinions welcome!
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    610already has NFC. The only problem with your idea is that wp will be supporting NFC via sim, not a battery door sticker like android. So yes, it could give some NFC functionality, but since it's not the secure sim method, Microsoft likely wouldn't allow it to use their NFC features.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdevenberg View Post
    610already has NFC. The only problem with your idea is that wp will be supporting NFC via sim, not a battery door sticker like android. So yes, it could give some NFC functionality, but since it's not the secure sim method, Microsoft likely wouldn't allow it to use their NFC features.
    So the NFC chip is in the SIM Card as opposed to built-in to the device? If so then can't all WP7.8 phones take advantage of NFC features like the Wallet and Tap+Send?

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