We've talked about the concept of the phone as an electronic wallet before and now Gizmag provides a detailed report on the use of the phone as a wallet and information device using NFC, or Near Field Communication.

We've talked about the concept of the phone as an electronic wallet before and now Gizmag provides a detailed report on the use of the phone as a wallet and information device using NFC, or Near Field Communication.

If you ignore the fact that the article smells a lot like it's a well written ad for the “SAGEM my700X ContactLess phone”, it sill gives some useful pointers on the evolution of the phone including:

* Swiping for public transport (like your Oyster Card) * Swiping as a loyalty card * Getting information like maps and timetables from data posts * Getting hit by locational ads (urgh)

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