Microsoft offers correction – Windows Phone devices do NOT offer NFC

So in a previous post, we had reported that a Microsoft official had said the current series of Windows Phones currently had NFC enabled.

Will Coleman, a developer evangelist and product manager at Microsoft UK had claimed that ““As far as I’m aware, NFC is supported by [Windows Phone], but needs to be enabled by the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer).”

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Well apparently not so my friend.

Microsoft clarified the situation a little bit later to the website WinRumors by saying “While NFC is not currently supported on Windows Phone 7.5, it is coming. We expect NFC-enabled Windows Phone devices to ship within the next year.”

This has not been a good week for the Windows Phone division and it’s just Monday!

NFC in the current batch of phones would have been a HUGE coup for the software maker.

It seems we’ll have to wait till 2012.

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems. In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of EyeOnWindows.com, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (www.learnabouttheweb.com).