October 2, 2013
NFC usage in payments continues to get delayed for various reasons (below) and mobile payment pundits and maybe consumers as well are left high and dry. Its even felt that the companies working on making it happen seem to be having a significant doubt for the first time about NFC's future.
1) Large retailers in US are going slow on NFC. They are evaluating options and therefore POS NFC adoption is getting affected. They invested in the POS terminals for plastics and now to replace all of it for a not-so-robust adoption rate of NFC is a non-starter. They are debating