HP hiring NFC engineer to complement Touch-To-Share technology | webOS Nation

HP hiring NFC engineer to complement Touch-To-Share technology

by Tim Stiffler-Dean Tue, 21 Jun 2011 7:51 pm EDT

With a steep set of qualifications and skills required for the position, HP has listed an NFC Engineer on their Trovix job recruitment page. As we told you earlier this month, this job listing confirms that HP is seriously contemplating bringing the NFC (Near-Field Communication) technology to their webOS hardware, which directly affects the Touch-To-Share technology of the TouchPad and Pre3/Veer combo.

A job listing like this doesn't confirm that HP will be moving to use NFC any time soon with production devices, or at all, just that they are testing all possible options for future webOS Smartphones and Tablets before making hardware decisions. There are a few differences between the two technologies, as we've mentioned before, and HP's interest in NFC could be more about integrating their ecosystem into other popular platforms than just switching to another technology that serves the same purpose.

Will we see both NFC and Touch-to-Share built into future webOS devices? Or will HP end up choosing one over the other? There are no definite answers just yet, but we do expect to learn at least a little more as HP announces more devices in the future. In the meantime, hit the link below to see the full job specifications and apply if you're interested/qualified.