- Sep 7, 2010
HID, the company that makes proximity security cards just announced they will be supporting Blackberry's NFC. I suspect they don't want to touch Android yet since the security on those is scary. But I'm sure they will also take on Windows Phone 8. Every other platform has NFC, too bad Apple skipped it.
This is common with most security access scenarios...emails, text communications, proxy cards...they've had RIM focusing on this kind of thing for the better part of the last decade, no real surprise they went the same route there. We are just now getting our hands on Android devices and iPhone's in the federal government for basic communication purposes.
Apple has never been known to jump on a new tech just because of hype...NFC just isn't solid enough yet, and when it is, you can rest assured Apple will polish up their NFC option on the iPhone and offer it to it's consumer base. Hell, it took them a while to get into the MMS world, and that was quite solidified when they finally offered it on the 3G.
Let's be honest here, while you might find NFC a really cool feature, anyone that isn't purely bullish*ting can admit that the technology is barely in the crawling state right now.