1. Villain's Avatar
    10-25-2012 05:07 PM
  2. independentvolume's Avatar
    Would be nice if the 920 could do this. Perhaps app enabled?
    10-25-2012 05:34 PM
  3. snowmutt's Avatar
    Excellent!!!

    Samsung bringing it's Galaxy Series extras will help it's ATIV series so much. I can only hope Sammy includes the ATIV in it's "The Next Big Thing is Already Here" market campaign. Sammy can launch the ATIV a little later then HTC or Nokia launch their WP8's if they get behind it. This is the first true hint that Sammy may truly be willing to give WP a great push. A motivated Samsung can only help WP8 in general.

    We can hope, right?
    10-25-2012 05:53 PM
  4. Villain's Avatar
    Would be nice if the 920 could do this. Perhaps app enabled?
    not 100% but im pretty sure samsung has this patient
    10-25-2012 05:59 PM
  5. independentvolume's Avatar
    I think Sammy will be a couple weeks late but will advertise its whole ativ lineup pretty good.
    10-25-2012 06:01 PM
  6. sconrad308's Avatar
    Can you share between 2 different OS's? Since a lot of my co-workers are on androids, it would be nice to be able to share documents with them easily like that. I also assume any Windows 8 tablet with NFC should be able to be shared with as well?
    10-25-2012 07:19 PM
  7. Mystictrust's Avatar
    Can you share between 2 different OS's? Since a lot of my co-workers are on androids, it would be nice to be able to share documents with them easily like that. I also assume any Windows 8 tablet with NFC should be able to be shared with as well?
    I've been thinking (hoping?) that you will be able to share between OS's- phones with Bluetooth (except Windows Phone) have been able to transfer photos via Bluetooth for years. My hope is that with NFC, this will make it easier, and faster, no matter the platform - as long as it has NFC.

    Also hoping that WP8 incorporates regular Bluetooth file transfer sans NFC... there are a lot of non-NFC devices out there.
    10-25-2012 07:35 PM
  8. independentvolume's Avatar
    Can you share between 2 different OS's? Since a lot of my co-workers are on androids, it would be nice to be able to share documents with them easily like that. I also assume any Windows 8 tablet with NFC should be able to be shared with as well?
    I think you can if it's an ativ and a gs3. Samsung does indeed have a patent on the tap.
    10-25-2012 07:42 PM
  9. jimski's Avatar
    NFC is cool, so don't get me wrong here. But if you and your mates devices are already BT paired, isn't it just as easy, or easier to send a file via BT, from 20ft away. Assuming BT has been enabled in WP8 of course.

    I see NFC as a plus for sending something to someone you have never paired with before, eliminating that step. Also for retail purchasing and tapping those slick tags.

    Just think the tapping phones amongst family members or close friends commercials are just like the Siri ads. Lots of hype, but not all that effective. I mean, you still have to select a file before you tap. Samsungs can't read your mind yet. Am I missing something?

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    10-25-2012 08:23 PM
  10. CatFoodScience's Avatar
    NFC is cool, so don't get me wrong here. But if you and your mates devices are already BT paired, isn't it just as easy, or easier to send a file via BT, from 20ft away. Assuming BT has been enabled in WP8 of course.

    I see NFC as a plus for sending something to someone you have never paired with before, eliminating that step. Also for retail purchasing and tapping those slick tags.

    Just think the tapping phones amongst family members or close friends commercials are just like the Siri ads. Lots of hype, but not all that effective. I mean, you still have to select a file before you tap. Samsungs can't read your mind yet. Am I missing something?

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express Pro
    I'm fairly sure NFC (aside from mobile payments) facilitates easy pairing/sharing and can negotiate the networking between the hosts via NFC radio, Bluetooth, or Wifi so that depending upon what you are doing/sharing you can get faster connection speeds. In terms of gaming or streaming video you may want a wifi connection, Bluetooth for audio streaming, and NFC radio for url sharing. I think we will see more sharing via NFC with devices like gaming consoles, TVs, stereos, thermostats, etc in addition to computers, tablets, and smartphones.
    10-26-2012 12:32 PM
  11. chriscookz's Avatar
    NFC is cool, so don't get me wrong here. But if you and your mates devices are already BT paired, isn't it just as easy, or easier to send a file via BT, from 20ft away. Assuming BT has been enabled in WP8 of course.

    I see NFC as a plus for sending something to someone you have never paired with before, eliminating that step. Also for retail purchasing and tapping those slick tags.

    Just think the tapping phones amongst family members or close friends commercials are just like the Siri ads. Lots of hype, but not all that effective. I mean, you still have to select a file before you tap. Samsungs can't read your mind yet. Am I missing something?

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express Pro
    I think you're correct for the most part, but personally I don't want my phone to just automatically pair with everyone all the time, family or not. I would rather connect when I actually have something to send them, so in that regard I see NFC being a little more practical because like you said, when you pair with someone that's a whole extra step you have to take.

    Of course, I could be misinterpreting how NFC works. You also probably don't care if your phone is paired with people you know automatically, in which case my scenario and yours are different.
    10-26-2012 01:23 PM
  12. Landsharkk's Avatar
    Would be nice if the 920 could do this. Perhaps app enabled?
    I'm a bit confused by that statement. I thought NFC was included with the 920, am I wrong?
    10-26-2012 03:48 PM
  13. mlm1950's Avatar
    I'm a bit confused by that statement. I thought NFC was included with the 920, am I wrong?
    I think people are enamored with the "tapping" of 2 phones together part of it.

    I'll never buy a Samsung, and even if I did, I don't know anyone with a Samsung, so it is no big loss to me.
    Last edited by mlm1950; 10-26-2012 at 04:18 PM.
    10-26-2012 04:07 PM
  14. pavvento's Avatar
    NFC will work between all NFC equipped devices. The question is what capabilities will work between different devices/OS. If I'm sharing part of WP 8 via NFC (like a contact) it SHOULD be able to share it to any other WP 8 phone regardless of manufacturer. Depending on file types it should also be able to share it to other OS phones (like emailing a vcard).
    10-26-2012 04:13 PM
  15. independentvolume's Avatar
    I'm a bit confused by that statement. I thought NFC was included with the 920, am I wrong?
    Yes, the 920 does have NFC. It seems companies are patenting different uses for it however.
    I just hope the ativ ends up on Verizon.
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    10-26-2012 04:16 PM
  16. turbulent's Avatar
    I noticed an option to share via bluetooth.....
    10-26-2012 05:17 PM
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