While NFC hasn’t been fully implemented as a useful feature yet, it is nice to know that a device has the ability to use it in the future. The T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold 9900 did not launch with NFC enabled, and it looks like it may never receive it either.
The rumor is that RIM engineers were told to add an exception based off of the vendor ID to disable NFC no matter what OS is loaded. This of course explains why you T-Mobile 9900 owners still haven’t seen NFC options in the menus even after loading one of the leaks. At this point the only way T-Mobile users will get NFC enabled is if T-Mobile decides to allow it. While not a huge loss right now, if NFC takes off like we are hoping this could be a huge draw back to getting the Bold 9900 from TMO.