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Registered: ‎07-20-2014
My Device: blackberry z10
My Carrier: bsnl
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out of curiosity regarding the cover

When I open the back cover of my z10, there are two metal protruding which, when the cover is placed back, get attached to the two metallic plates on the cover in order to close the circuit. What is all this for? 
Thank you! 
Elite II
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Registered: ‎01-05-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Z30
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: out of curiosity regarding the cover

That's part of the NFC (Near Field Communication) circuit. Those prongs connect the NFC plate on the back cover to the internal circuitry.

 

 

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Contributor
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎07-20-2014
My Device: blackberry z10
My Carrier: bsnl

Re: out of curiosity regarding the cover

Woo! I thought of wifi but that didn't strike my mind.
One more thing, it seems to me that the NFC isn't that famous in India. Never heard of it before. What's your take on that?
Elite II
Posts: 8,978
Registered: ‎01-05-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Z30
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Re: out of curiosity regarding the cover

It's more popular in other parts of the world but even where it IS well known, it's still in its infancy. In fact, if I'm not mistaken, Apple didn't even offer it in its phones until only recently. I've used it a few times on my Z30 and it's a great technology. It's nice to be able to transfer photos, videos and internet links without having to pair up your phone with another using Bluetooth; you just say you want to use NFC, you hold both devices close to each other and you're done. I've also used it to pay for my coffee and donut order at Tim Hortons (a very popular donut chain here in Canada). It's cool to see the attendant's face light up when I use it because despite it being a choice for paying, most other smartphones only use the scannable barcode method.

 

 

I hope I've enlightened you a bit on the subject. Cheers.  :smileyhappy:


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