ISIS (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon) NFC-driven Mobile Commerce in a Few Years?

One of the interesting features of the upcoming Nexus S Android reference platform is support for NFC (Near Field Communition).

Nexus S Running Android OS 2.3 on the Way WITHOUT a Front Facing Camera

If you’re wondering why you should be interested in a short range high frequency wireless communication technology, here’s one reason why (think mobile payment).

AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless Announce Joint Venture to Build National Mobile Commerce Network (AT&T press release)

This joint venture is named “ISIS” and will create a nationwide mobile payment system using NFC technology in smartphones. As you might guess, you actually need a mobile phone with NFC hardware. So, I don’t exepct to see this in wide use for another couple of years.