HTC’s first NFC phone due within a year

The Taiwanese get set to join the swipe-and-pay gang as HTC looks ahead to near field communication

HTC Europe’s top honcho reckons we’ll be clutching a near field communication smartphone from his company within 12 months. Florian Seiche announced the company would put the contactless swipe-and-pay tech in its phones as he told a conference about HTC’s (entirely expected) plans to flood the tablet market with a gamut of devices to rival its smartphone range. Two questions remain: will it hit HTC’s Android phones first, or will the company debut NFC on a Windows Phone 7 blower? And how are we ever going to keep our spending under control in future?

[via Reuters]