Sony Ericsson’s newly unveiled Xperia Arc handset will not support NFC, even though it will operate on the NFC-friendly Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) platform, reports pocket-lint.com.
Steve Walker, acting head of global marketing at Sony Ericsson, told Pocket-lint that the Arc will not feature NFC due to the current lack of infrastructure outside of Japan.
However, Walker says that NFC is “really close on the horizon” for the Western market, and hinted at future plans for NFC in the company’s portfolio.
The Xperia Arc was unveiled at CES in Las Vegas, and is set to launch in the next couple of months.
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