After the “accidental leak” of the Nokia’s “Sea Ray” device’s last week by CEO Stephen Elop, it’s sepculated that we could see NFC support in Mango if the device is truly identical to the Nokia N9. The N9 specifications includes:
“A masterfully made, single-piece body that comes in multiple, scratch-resistant colors; a 3.9-inch AMOLED screen with curved Gorilla Glass; an 8 megapixel, wide-angle, 16:9 HD auto-focus camera with Carl Zeiss optics, superior low-light performance, and 720p HD video at 30 FPS capabilities; 1 GB of RAM; 16 or 64 GB of storage; a 1 GHz dual-core ARM processor; and up to 11 hours of talk time, 450 hours of standby time, and 50 hours of music playback time. Also included are turn-by-turn navigation and NFC capabilities.”
To confirm the rumor up in the air, Business Week says that “Microsoft is likely to get support in its mobile payments effort from Nokia Oyj.” They also point out that Microsoft holds 14 patents that reference NFC currently.
Also, there has been a talk going on that Nokia will be bringing Ovi Maps in Windows Phone 7.
As the developer in the Nokia developer forums states: “The current Ovi Maps API will be supported in the oncoming devices. Some changes for code may be needed, also some dedicated features may be implemented – we will get more information and details on this during the coming months.”
Finally, in the “Mango” news, a YouTube video shows off the Kinect interoperability with WP7.
The first being a “live tv” scheduling feature. For example, if the user is watching Live TV through Windows Media Center on their Xbox 360, Kinect pops up a notification at the end of a show that says; “Say Xbox Schedule to get a reminder to tune in to the voice.” From there, it automatically adds it to the Windows Phone 7 calendar, presumably through Live Calendar.
Secondly, the video shows off a form of interactive adverts. For example, when an ad for Toyota is being displayed, a toast saying; “Say Xbox Near Me to see the Toyota dealerships near you.” The Xbox then shows a Bing Maps overlay, with dealerships close to the user — and offers to send an email or SMS with the information. If the user selects SMS, it’s delivered straight to the device.