I would like to ask the community for some guidance, since you guys probably have far more experience with NFC in general.
I'm currently studying Computer Engineering in Uruguay's Catholic University and my final thesis assignment requires some investigation on payment platforms for mobile devices applicable for my country. After some time researching I decided to put all of my efforts into NFC as it appears to be the best way to go for any implementation of such a platform.
For the thesis I need to provide a small proof-of-concept example, not only to prove feasibility but also to reinforce the conclusion that this technology is the best available.
It's at this juncture that I need your help! Specifically, hardware. If you guys could provide any information about a cheap, yet suitable, NFC card reader and mobile phone brand/model to perform such a experiment would be greatly appreciated.
If it is not much trouble I would also like to ask if you know of any related documentation, papers, open projects in the world, or whatever you think would be relevant to my research.
Thank you very much in advance.