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Video: Nokia C7 and NFC demo from Qt Studios

| February 16, 2011 | 25 Replies

In October it was discovered that the C7 had a secret NFC chip inside. Secret as either Nokia purposely chose not to acknowledge it as a feature or just part of their abysmal marketing of the things they’re good at.

The video below from Qt studios (check out the slick QtQuick UI) shows Near Field Communication in action on the C7.  Just tapping what could be a shop flyer brings up information. No manual scanning of bar codes necessary. This could be cool when shopping, bringing up prices, price comparisons, features list. Imagine if things at your grocery store had this, you could easily check the dietary stats of fats/sugars/salts etc and possibly compare it to other products to see which is the best option. That’s not demoed, but you could see the possibility of what you could do by being able to gather selective information very quickly, with just a tap.

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I guess you could even share it, email/txt/mms details. This share function is actually already available as shown in the video, and you can post to social networks to ask them for advice/recommendations. Another cool feature – when shopping around, it could help you go back to the store and find exactly where that product was in the store. Right now the app demoes a store map to help you get around. Think 1-2 years from now with indoor positioning?

Check out at the end how they rated the experience on a 5 star chart simply by tapping on whatever star level. There’s so many other things to be done with NFC. Payments, secured location entries, start your car/laptop etc. What else would you like to be able to do?

Cheers Jim and Juha for the tip!

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