I'm reasonably keen on the idea of a digital wallet, but am not sure if the type of phone matters for compatibility with the new technologies. I don't especially want to upgrade again once digital wallets roll out so I am hoping someone knows what will be required.
I'm assuming that NFC is a must, but I've seen from other Geekzone forums that Snapper/2Degree's touch2pay system doesn't work with all NFC phones, they have to have a particular feature/software (Open SIMAlliance API?). Is anything similar going to be required for a digital wallet?
I kind of figure there are three scenarios for digital wallet phones:
(A) Nothing special beyond NFC (and maybe a special SIM card) is required - type of phone I buy doesn't matter
(B) Something special is required, but no phones currently on the market have this something special - type of phone I buy (now) doesn't matter
(C) Something special is required, and some phones currently on the market do have this something special - make sure I buy one now with this feature
For what it's worth, the Nexus 5 was until very recently my leading candidate, but the availability of the One+1 at PBTech has turned my head. I don't need a really top-end phone (I never play games or use it for anything particular strenuous), but I am a big fan of the latest and greatest features/gimmicks of the latest OSes. I also have CM on my current phone and like some of its tweaks, so the One+1 does look very tempting. Fits my budget too.