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).”

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.