According to iSupply worldwide shipments of cell phones with built-in NFC capability will rise to 220.1 million units in 2014 estimated to represent 13 percent of cell phones shipped (up from 4.1 percent in 2010)

Hypothesis consolidated by recent commitments from mobile leaders like Nokia smartphone and Google to support NFC in future handset, also by “ISIS”, joint venture created mid November by AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile.

“ISIS” aim is to be a virtual wallet and mobile payment system. Within 18 month the stated goal is to be able to replace “cash, credit and debit cards, reward cards, coupons, tickets and transit passes

Both Nokia and Google already ship NFC smartphones, like the Nokia C7 (NFC to be activated by firmware update) or the Nexus S.