1. texantony's Avatar
    I thought I saw NFC on the Surface Tablet when they made the announcement in June/July? Can someone verify? I'm excited about my Nokia 920 and I though I'd be able to touch the phone to the tablet to transfer things.
    10-16-2012 02:03 PM
  2. evilrobot's Avatar
    10-16-2012 02:13 PM
  3. jdevenberg's Avatar
    A random post on this forum isn't proof. I too remember seeing an NFC demo during the Surface reveal. I was fairly certain that it was one of the required specs for the OS on a tablet (like the minimum screen resolution, memory, storage, etc.).
    10-16-2012 02:30 PM
  4. GB330033's Avatar
    NFC isn't required for Windows RT and therefore is not included in Surface RT
    Last edited by GB330033; 10-16-2012 at 03:25 PM. Reason: Removed incorrect information about NFC being required for Win8 tablets
    10-16-2012 02:36 PM
  5. theefman's Avatar
    A random post on this forum isn't proof. I too remember seeing an NFC demo during the Surface reveal. I was fairly certain that it was one of the required specs for the OS on a tablet (like the minimum screen resolution, memory, storage, etc.).
    Not sure if I remember them demoing it or I'm mixing it up with the WP8 demos but they must have changed something because its not listed on the official specs:

    Specsheet Shootout: Surface Pro vs Surface RT - Neowin

    And its not a requirement because none of the Acer devices has it and they are both full Windows 8.
    10-16-2012 02:40 PM
  6. shingi_70's Avatar
    No nfc on it or the pro. The surface team did a ama on reddit. They said the way the wi-fi antennta is placed they had to give up including nfc.

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    10-16-2012 02:46 PM
  7. evilrobot's Avatar
    No nfc on it or the pro. The surface team did a ama on reddit. They said the way the wi-fi antennta is placed they had to give up including nfc.

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    SurfaceTeam comments on IAm Panos Panay, GM of Microsoft Surface, AMAA - Ask Me or My Team Almost Anything
    10-16-2012 02:50 PM
  8. texantony's Avatar
    im going to have to look for the surface reveal video because I remember them touching each other to transfer a photo. This is something I was planning to show off. ;-)

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    10-16-2012 03:48 PM
  9. evilrobot's Avatar
    im going to have to look for the surface reveal video because I remember them touching each other to transfer a photo. This is something I was planning to show off. ;-)

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    Is this the video you were talking about?:

    I scanned through it and didn't see anything, but I didn't watch the whole thing so there's a VERY good chance I skipped over it.
    10-16-2012 04:01 PM
  10. CatFoodScience's Avatar
    It sounds like the surface team didn't dedicate time/priority to adding an NFC antenna and instead focused on the case. The quote is below so judge for yourself, but i don't read of an actual problem with the Mg case and NFC, I read it as - the case was critical in our dev process, nfc was not.

    For the product design experience we were aiming for with Surface, the Mg metal enclosure, including the back case, was critical. This made good antenna design for NFC a trade-off in our development process.
    10-16-2012 05:11 PM
  11. Dusteater's Avatar
    Lack of NFC is upsetting. Will probably wait for Nokia now, who most certainly will include NFC.
    10-16-2012 08:18 PM
  12. mafu6's Avatar
    Yeah I totally agree that lack of NFC on the RT version is a bit of a let down..

    But then I dont use NFC in my current phone and I have a Nexus S...

    Still undecided on the whole Surface thing...

    Meh...
    10-17-2012 02:02 AM
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