When it comes to NFC in our mobile devices, unless you’re living in Japan where NFC is incredibly popular and widely used, it’ll be hard to find devices come enabled with them. High end devices like the iPhone 4 and Samsung Galaxy S2 (non-Korean version) usually don’t come with NFC built in, but if you’re living in Korea and you’re curious about NFC and want to use it with your current handset, SK Telecom has a solution for you.
Starting next month, the Korean telco will be providing their subscribers with the option of purchasing a SIM card that has NFC technology built into it. It will come priced at a rather affordable $30-$40. A developer API will also be released along with it so that developers can start creating apps for it. This sounds like a great solution for those who are wondering what the hype about NFC is all about, and it will be interesting to see if carriers in the states will begin to offering a similar solution.
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