Microsoft is expected to include mobile-payment technology in the next version of the Windows Phone operating system that will allow users to turn their Windows phones into an electronic wallet, according to a Bloomberg report.
The first handsets featuring the technology could appear later this year, according to the report, which cited two unidentified people described as familiar with the plans.
Microsoft representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the report.
With the move, Microsoft would join a growing list of software makers incorporating near-field communication (NFC) to turn consumers' smartphones into mobile wallets. The total … Read more