Chinese company Netcom has showed off at Computex it's new a NFC SD card which has 8GB of flash memory to boot! That's a mean feat if you consider that they also had to figure out how to cram all the NFC elecronics and antenna into a footprint smaller than a postage stamp!
It's not by far the first of it's kind: DeviceFidelity came out with a similar SD-sized device about a year back. The difference is that the one from Netcom has 8GB of storage. Which is a great kick, because when you slot in an NFC SD card, you're already losing valuable storage real estate; something which most users cannot live with. So it makes good sense to have ample storage included in the tiny piece of plastic and circuitry.
The NFC card was demonstrated using a Java app on a 'dumbphone' and an NFC reader - imagine the possibilities on an Android phone or any other phone with a SD card slot! The possibilities are great. You can now turn your non-NFC tablets and smartphones into NFC compliant devices.
There are however limitations: it needs a Netcom created app, the NFC card cannot be covered or surrounded by metal and the surface area for the NFC is very small; i.e. you have to be precise when you use it since the area to be 'sensed' is relatively small.
Netcom expects to sell the NFC card for arounf $30. It also claims to be in talks with device manufacturers on its newest technology.