NFC will play a big part of Windows 8, and is also expected to feature heavily in Windows Phone 8.
Now Microsoft has filed for a trademark on a logo (right) which is expected to appear on NFC compliant hardware and accessories.
The entry, found by Being Manan, reads:
Computers and computer peripherals featuring near field communication (NFC) connectivity; computer software for providing near field communication (NFC) connectivity
The hardware will likely show up on compliant hardware and suggests the technology may form more significant part of Microsoftâ€™s Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 push than earlier believed.
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