Nokia Taps NFC For Wireless Music Streaming

You’re looking at the future, friends. Nokia just announced the spectacular Lumia 920, which could very well be the most feature-packed phone ever made. Along with wireless charging, a super display, an S4 SoC, the 920 also features NFC for easy wireless music streaming. Just tap the phone to a compatible speaker dock and the music automagically starts playing on the other device.

Nokia announced two devices that will support this feature right away. Both made by JBL, the speaker dock shown in the photo here along with a set of headphones use NFC to sync up with the Lumia 920/820. The speaker dock also sports a wireless charging pad.

Sony introduced a similar function last week at IFA. The Sony Xperia T uses NFC in a similar way. Sony also outed NFC-enabled speaker dock and headphones, although unlike the JBL version for the Lumia line, the speaker dock lacks wireless charging — mostly because Sony’s Xperia T doesn’t feature wireless charging itself.

It’s been widely rumored that Apple is building NFC into the next iPhone. But it seems Nokia and Sony beat them to the punch.