One digital wallet to rule them all? Not so much, apparently. Microsoft today at its Windows Phone Summit in San Francisco announced Windows Phone Wallet, which appears to take the best of Google Wallet and Apple's new Passbook and roll it into a single app.
Oh, and it throws in PayPal for good measure. Wowzers.
Just like Google Wallet, Windows Phone Wallet uses NFC for the transaction. But Microsoft's solution appears to dive deeper than just a basic way of linking your credit card to your phone. It'll also serve as a direct link for in-app purchasing and store personal information, all on the phone. Again, the best of both worlds.
We've said it before and we'll say it again: Google's got to get rid of this Sprint exclusivity for Google Wallet, pronto.
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