Report: NFC to emerge from trial phase in 2013

ABI Research expects to see NFC come out of its "trial phase" next year as Android and WP8 are already pushing the handset market forward and now building out into other ecosystem devices, with inclusion into Android tablets and Windows PCs. The research company forecasts that a total of 1.95 billion NFC-enabled handsets and CE devices will ship in 2017, with the lion's share continuing to be focused on the handset market. In total, 395 million CE devices will ship in 2017, predominantly into media tablets, PC accessories, and gaming consoles. Report