Microsoft caused some confusion today when a company representative said that they are already supporting NFC technology on their mobile platform. It just needs to be activated by the carriers.
The company had to issue a clarification later on. Microsoft stated:
While NFC is not currently supported on Windows Phone 7.5, it is coming. We expect NFC-enabled Windows Phone devices to ship within the next year.
Google Android and Symbian are two platforms that have supported NFC technologies for a while now.