HTC chief executive Peter Chou has revealed that the world’s fourth largest handset manufacturer has plans to add support for NFC functionality in its mobile phones.

In a video interview with Mobile World Live, Chou was asked “is HTC keen to support mobile payments such as NFC in its devices?”
“Yes. Mobile payments — wirelessly and securely from device like smartphone — would be definitely the trend of the future and we’ll be supporting that,” Chou replied.

The full interview is available on the GSMA’s Mobile World Live website (registration required). The question relating to mobile payments comes at the end of the interview, at 05:13.