Nokia's credit card / cell phone, the 6131 NFC

Nokia’s 6131 NFC (Near Field Communication) is one crazy beast. They’ve taken a basic 6131 handset and heavily modified it to function as a "touch to pay" device. What exactly does this mean? The 6131 NFC sports an embedded RFID chip. The chip stores all of your personal financial information, and allows you to pay for goods and services with a simple swipe of the phone over a specialized sensor. It will only function if the given retailer has TTP capabilities, but it’s certainly a viable bit of technology. The catch, of course, is that people should be a bit wary of placing all of their important financial data in the confines of a single device. Nokia claims that it’s a very secure system, but whether or not those claims will calm fears enough to prompt the sort of wide-scale adoption necessary to make something like this viable remains to be seen.

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