I have not yet purchased any Nokia NFC products, and I need help understanding the various configuration options. I have worked with NFC in C++/# and Windows configurations, but am new to the world of Midlets.
With the goals of...
1. Writing and reading to 4K Mifare cards and,
2. Establishing a NFC peer to peer connection with a different NFC device
Here are my questions:
Q1. On the Nokia 6131 NFC, from where can the contactless front end be accessed by an application? From the Secure Element (evidently)? From a MO Sim card? From the 6131 OS itself somehow, i.e., similar to WM50?
Q2. I see this question asked, but never the answer; if I buy a 6131 NFC from NokiaUSA, is there REALLY a "unlocking midlet" that exists, that is 'public', and is readily accessible? If NO, then how (and where) would I be able to load any applications/applets on that device? Does the answer change if I get a signing certificate?
Q3. Can someone explain the actual process of loading an application onto the phone (or SE)? Does this involve PC Suite, or is it only through external readers? Reading the Nokia SDK User's and Programmer's Guides has only served to confuse me
Q4. Is Eclipse a sufficient development environment? Is there a way to debug (breakpoints, etc.) on the emulator? How about on an applet installed on an actual 6131?
Q5. What equipment is recommended to get an initial demo started? Recommendations for: phone variant, readers, encoders, IDEs, etc., would be oh so greatly appreciated.
Q6. Am I missing a reference to a great document, book, Sticky thread, or website that captures all the above ?
Many thanks in advance for whatever information you all can provide. Here's hoping I can one day return the favor!