Nokia says all of its smartphones will support NFC starting next year

A few hiccups aside, Nokia has been one of the biggest boosters of near-field communication (or NFC) for years now, and it looks like it's now made its biggest commitment to the technology yet -- Nokia's Anssi Vanjoki has announced that all new Nokia smartphones will include NFC starting in 2011. Of course, he did say "smartphones," not "phones," so Nokia does still has quite a bit more room to grow -- and, no, he didn't offer any more details on what those smartphones might be.