March 18, 2004 9:58 AM PST
Nokia signs up for near-field wireless push
Nokia has joined up with Royal Philips Electronics and Sony to establish a forum to promote the use of near field communications technology, the Finnish handset giant announced on Thursday.
Philips and Sony have been working on the technology, which allows consumer devices to wirelessly transmit data when they are placed near one another. The Near Field Communications Forum will work to standardize the technology and set up interoperability guidelines for devices and services. The goal of the group and the technology is to make it easier for device owners to send and receive data wirelessly.