Microsoft Signals Support for SIMs with Its NFC-Enabled Wallet for Windows Phone 8

Microsoft has unveiled its NFC-enabled mobile wallet, as part of its planned Windows Phone 8 operating system, which the software giant introduced today at its Windows Phone Summit in San Francisco.

Microsoft had been expected to launch its own NFC-enabled wallet and its unveiling today confirms that Windows Phone will be the third major mobile platform to support a wallet, after Google’s Android-based NFC wallet and the recently announced Passbook wallet from Apple, which may or may not support NFC.

But unlike Google, Microsoft has made it clear it will support SIMs as the secure element to anchor payment and other secure applications in its wallet.

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