Publications PlusNews and Etnews in Korea have indicated that LG will introduce a new smartphone that features NFC (Near Field Communication) technology built in. In our article about Google releasing NFC this year we explain the promise this technology has. The report says that the device features Android 2.2 but as Froyo does not support NFC we will have to wait and see exactly what pans out at next months Mobile World Congress.
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“LG’s Pecan, another prospective ten-million seller, is unveiled at MWC 2011, too. The manufacturer is planning to set its price lower than that of the Optimus One. “Though the Pecan has a somewhat downgraded display panel and processor, it will be a decent smart phone nonetheless, employing the Android 2.2 and NFC and enabling its users to browse the web fast enough and enjoy social networking services to the full,” said the electronics giant. It continued, “It will beef up our presence in the popular market and help us win over high-end customers in the long term.”