- 10-16-2012, 12:59 PM #1
Neither of the surface tables support NFC. I was excited to pair/share between a surface tablet and with my soon to be had WP8 and other devices like a printer. Other RT tables will support NFC so the surface doesn't seem flagshippy to me. Perhaps the hardware team forgot you can do more with NFC then simply pay for a coffee. I also was hoping to see an optional wireless charging feature.
I will rarely use the touch cover and kickstand. Anyone know if you can flip the cover all the way backwards, or if it can be docked backwards without turning off the screen?
I had hoped these devices would be as envelop-pushing as the Lumia 920.
I was hoping to see wireless charging, easy pairing and sharing, and wanted to see Microsoft selling the multi-user support. These are untapped capabilites that can set this tablet apart from ipads and android tablets but instead they are touting a $120 keyboard cover on a touch-first device. :mad:
- 10-16-2012, 01:10 PM #3
- 10-16-2012, 01:21 PM #7
Wireless charging should be optional addition like the touch cover.
Win8 already support multiuser, they just aren't focusing on this awesome feature, instead they are advertising keyboard ("Click!" and kickstand) which I find sad on a touch-first device.
- 10-16-2012, 02:02 PM #12
Share a recently discovered app between your phone and tablet just by bumping.
Got to catch a bus but aren't done reading a cool wpcentral article on your tablet? Bump and pass along the url to your phone.
Want to add a friends xbox live ID to your friends list? bump n done. No need to type and search.
Need to pair your tablet to xbox 720 for some smartglass action.... you get the idea.
Its offers a natural way to interact with devices and share without the overhead of figuring out IPs, passcodes, or other cryptic device pairing methods that make Bluetooth and workgroups a pain for the average user.
In the future I wouldn't be surprised to see the next xbox/ps3 include NFC to help pair not only controllers but phones, tablets, laptops, and other things too.
- 10-17-2012, 11:55 PM #15
- 10-18-2012, 12:24 AM #16
I think that NFC us more useful in a phone than a tablet. Many of the sharing ideas presented in this thread are between your phone and tablet. Pair them via Bluetooth on day 1 and then they stay connected for all types of sharing. My Pre3 and TouchPad had amazing sharing but no NFC.
- 10-18-2012, 12:24 AM #17
What do you need NFC on a 10 inch tablet for? The only reason why people here want it is because they want the 920. But the vast majority of people won't use NFC for anything on a Tablet. Unless they plan on bringing it shopping with them and want to tap the pad with a massive tablet.
And the battery in a tablet is far bigger than your cell phone. Wireless charging would be a chore.
- 10-18-2012, 12:26 AM #18
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- 10-18-2012, 07:59 AM #19
No way a SAT GPS chip and antenna could cost more than $10, why couldn't the Surface have had that? Now all I get in the maps app is a map. Does not know where I am unless I am on wifi. Ipad is the same deal and same cost. Not sure how MS could not have included it for less as they are not apple with their 400% markup.
- 10-19-2012, 02:39 AM #21
NFC? In a tablet? You seriously gonna drag that thing to check out counters and gas pumps? And the next question is, how will you get a data connection to access your nfc at these locations being that the Surface doesn't have data unless it's on wi-fi?