NFC Enabled Phones
With all the hype about NFC, it's got people begging the question, "What NFC Phones are on the market today?" Well, we've put together a list with all the NFC Phones currently on the market and those that are coming soon. The selection is rather limited for now, but according to Nick Pelly (technical lead for NFC at Google) at Google I/O, dozens more NFC Handsets should be on the market later this year (According to IntoMobile.com).
Our development teams use Google's Nexus S to Read, Write, Re-Write, and Format NFC Tags and Stickers, but there are several other options for reading and writing NFC. If you're interested in coding NFC directly from your Android phone, there are several apps that you can download directly from the Android Market. The "NFC Task Launcher" allows you to create Task Tags, Profile Tags, vCard tags, Smart URL Tags, Text Tags and URI Tags (SMS, Tel, Mailto). You can even enable WiFi / Bluetooth, Launch any installed application, Change the Ringer Volume, Set an Alarm and much more. If you're looking for a Free App, some other options are the "NFC Tag Reader / Writer" and the "NXP TagWriter". These apps don't offer as many features, but are great for simple tasks and best of all, they're Free!
NFC Phones Available Today
Motorola MC75A HF - Enables NFC (Near Field Communication) and global closed-loop transactions and payments. RFID Reader/Writer.
Casio IT-800RGC-35 - handheld PDA built for business use that incorporates NFC
Samsung S5230 - (also known as Tocco Lite, Avila, Samsung Star and Samsung Player One) According to Wikipedia, this is a rare NFC Phone. Not all S5230 come with NFC abilities. Not available in the US.
Samsung SHW-A170K (from what we can tell, it's only available in Korea)
NFC Phones Coming Soon
Updated Nokia Mango - A Windows Phone expected to be released by October 2011
Blackberry Bold 9900 and 9930
Samsung Wave 578
Sonim XP3300 Force
As well as dozens more Android phones.