Telecommunications giant Nokia has been investing heavily into NFC technology lately. The company has targeting the emerging mobile commerce industry as a prime opportunity for growth and has begun producing a number of NFC-enabled smart phones. NFC is becoming increasingly associated with its uses in mobile commerce, but Nokia knows that the technology can be used for more than just mobile payments. The company is looking to use the technology to make mobile gaming more interactive.
Nokia has grown fond of the concept of interactive gaming. The growing number of mobile consumers, a great many of whom have smart phones and are avid mobile gamers, has shown the company that games are not simply a gimmicky attribute of high tech mobile devices. The Nokia Research Center is looking to incorporate the technology in a new generation of entertainment they are calling “tangible gaming.”
Nokia envisions a future where tangible games can provide hours of entertainment for consumers. Some games will also have educational features that are geared for a younger audience. The major premise of these games is centered on connectivity, meaning that many people with Nokia smart phones will be able to play games together at any given time.
If successful, Nokia may expose NFC technology as the versatile tool it is and encourage other companies to adopt the technology into their own ventures.
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