Handset maker HTC is preparing for its introduction of NFC by filing for a trademark for the word ‘Closeconnect’, BGR reports.
The trademark application describes Closeconnect as follows:
Computer hardware and software for setting up, configuring, and administering wireless networks; Computer application software for mobile phones, cellular phones, smartphones, PDAs, and tablet computers used to connect to other mobile devices; Computer software for mobile phones, cellular phones, smartphones, PDAs, and tablet computers used for the collection, editing, organizing, modifying, book marking, transmission, storage and sharing of data and information; Computer application software for mobile phones, cellular phones, smartphones, PDAs, and tablet computers used to manage near field communication technology features on those devices; Computer software for setting up, configuring, and administering peer-to-peer networks and local peer-to-peer networks.
HTC’s first NFC phone is expected to be introduced during the third quarter of 2011.
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2 comments on this article
Let’s confuse the market and general consumer before you even let the cat out of the bag, eh?
[QR, datamatrix, 2d, TAG, Jagtag ???]
NFC should not make the same mistakes the barcode industry made in terms of simplifying instruction and recognition for consumers. Even within Europe, NFC have standardized the NFC iconography (not a good job, but it’s a start).
We need an NFC symbol for payments and one for general non-payment engagement. That’s it. No other naming conventions, please.
CloseConnect by HTC likely will not be just a payment NFC-based solution, but a sync, connection, payment, shopping, social (adding friends or sharing something smart device to smart device by tapping NFC-enabled devices) solution:)
Will HTC Vigor be the first HTC SENSE 4.0 CloseConnect smartphone?)
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