Listening to the conversation with Eric Schmidt at the Web 2.0 Summit 2010, I was pleasantly surprised that the new Android 2.3 (called "Gingerbread"), will add support for NFC, or Near Field Communication (I heard rumors about this in the past). There are many use cases that I can think of, the major one being using your phone for making payments. I said it in the past that the main reason I think NFC has not been adopted is because there was no major company/platform using it. Now there is.
I'm a mobile enthusiast, working with smartphone platforms such as iPad/iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry. I have a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Florida Atlantic University. I'm currently the Director of Mobile Development at Modernizing Medicine.