I am a newbie at mobile development and am currently working with NFC technology. So, far in the demos I have seen to read a tag, your NFC enabled cellphone must touch the RFID tags.

But just like how bluetooth technology in handhelds can scan for nearby bluetooth devices within its range Can NFC-enabled phones can also scan RFID tags within the 10 cm range? or is it always necessary to touch.
Please get back to me soon.
Thanks in Advance