HTC applies for Closeconnect NFC trademark

Handset maker HTC is preparing for its introduction of NFC by filing for a trademark for the word ‘Closeconnect’, BGR reports.

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The trademark application describes Closeconnect as follows:

Computer hardware and software for setting up, configuring, and administering wireless networks; Computer application software for mobile phones, cellular phones, smartphones, PDAs, and tablet computers used to connect to other mobile devices; Computer software for mobile phones, cellular phones, smartphones, PDAs, and tablet computers used for the collection, editing, organizing, modifying, book marking, transmission, storage and sharing of data and information; Computer application software for mobile phones, cellular phones, smartphones, PDAs, and tablet computers used to manage near field communication technology features on those devices; Computer software for setting up, configuring, and administering peer-to-peer networks and local peer-to-peer networks.

HTC’s first NFC phone is expected to be introduced during the third quarter of 2011.