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  1. dksnet

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  2. SlyFerret

    SlyFerret Android Enthusiast

    The epic can't do NFC because none of the Galaxy S phones have the NFC chip.

    The Nexus S is SIMILAR to the Galaxy S phones from a hardware standpoint, but, it has the required chip for NFC.

  3. dksnet

    dksnet Guest
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    Sorry. I typed it wrong. Epic does not have the NFC chip that in itself makes the Epic outdated....IMO :eek:
  4. boompchicko

    boompchicko Lurker

    Too bad since Goog is rolling out NFC payments this week!
  5. xTmDarren

    xTmDarren Member

    yeah bc every phone that has come out within the past few months has it :rolleyes:
    I guess the only non outdated phone out is the Nexus S huh?
  6. MadBrown

    MadBrown Well-Known Member


    This isn't a big deal for me...for now. I just got my Epic 4G a month ago, knowing full well it came out around August/September last year. It still runs every app I want it to run and is just a great phone. I should be good for the next 2 years...then I'll work about NFC/3D etc.
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  7. hevenz

    hevenz Lurker

    I was told that non NFC phones ( almost all of them) could be retrofitted with a special memory card that would allow NFC. I never really thought much about it. Can this not be done?
  8. dksnet

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  9. megabiteg

    megabiteg Android Enthusiast

  10. silencer271

    silencer271 Well-Known Member

    majority of people give a rats ass about nfc
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  11. huntm856

    huntm856 Newbie

    NFC systems in the US are just getting started, and probably won't be widely deployed and useful for a year or so, so I don't see this as something to be getting too excited about now, unless you're just one of those people who *has* to be on the bleeding edge of everything all the time.
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  12. icecold

    icecold Android Enthusiast

    Okay, I don't get the purpose of NFC besides making it easier to steal your personal information. Maybe I am missing something...
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Samsung Epic 4G Forum

The Samsung Epic 4G release date was September 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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