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If you haven’t seen this yet, the NFC Forum has developed the “N-Mark,” a trademark which will allow consumers to easily identify NFC (near field communications)-enabled devices.

This mark will be used to communicate two messages:

1. The N-Mark lets consumers know that NFC services are available.

2. Variation of the mark, specifies that the device is NFC Certified.

These are all  baby steps towards creating NFC based mobile commerce.There are few devices in the market including Google Nexus S,,  Nokia 6212 Classic, Nokia 6131 NFC, Nokia 3220, Samsung S5230 Tocco, Samsung SGH-X700 NFC, Samsung D500E, SAGEM my700X, LG 600V, Motorola L7 (SLVR), Benq T80.

There are also rumors that iPhone 5 will use NFC. .. and there are recent announcement from Verizon, ATT and T-Mobile backing up ISIS mobile payment system using NFC technology.

The next two years (2011,2012)  will be critical timeframe for this technology to mature in applications and business models. I hope that this time  the promise of mobile payments will be finally materialized.