Toronto-based Sirit Inc. is working with Microsoft to bring NFC to Windows Mobile devices, the company announced.
Microsoft intends to develop application programming interfaces and other native support in the Windows Mobile operating system for NFC and contactless technology. The result will be providing original equipment manufacturers and applications developers a consistent and easy-to-use platform for developing NFC devices and solutions. Microsoft will use Sirit technology and expertise as a part of its development and testing program.
“As a sponsor level member of the NFC Forum, Microsoft believes in the significant benefits that NFC and contactless technology bring to the wide range of devices powered by the Windows Mobile operating system,” said David Turner, director of mobile communications business at Microsoft.