Sprint Plans on Including NFC in LTE Smartphones
Slowly but surely Sprint is starting to open up about their LTE game plan and we must say, we’re liking what we’re seeing. A recent interview with Sprint’s director of consumer product marketing, Trevor Van Norman revealed that Sprint plans on including Near-Field-Communications in almost all of their upcoming LTE smartphones. The only possible exception may be low-end bargain bin handsets, which may not include the extra hardware to eliminate additional costs.
Taking somewhat of a gamble, Van Norman went on to say “we’re making a big bet, there’s no learning curve with NFC.” Sprint is currently a major Google Wallet partner, which most likely explains this strategic move. Pairing a brand new next-gen network with the potential future of retail cash exchange, will hopefully give the Now Network an early jump on the competition.
Source: LR Mobile