2011 is the year of mobile aka near field communication (NFC) payments.
Well this year it definitely looks more promising. According to analyst firm Juniper Research, mobile phone payments will reach a critical mass this year thanks to the creation of eco systems uniting hand set vendors, loyalty providers, trusted service managers, retailers and mobile phone operators. In the US, operators have already teamed up to build NFC infrastructure under the Isis alliance. Similar initiatives are on-going in the Netherlands and Korea.