Sony Ericsson signs deal with NFC chip maker, gets ready to do the Xperia pay

If Google ever hopes to lead the mass exodus away from credit card transactions with Google Wallet,

a lot more NFC-packing handsets will need to hit the market.

Thus far Sony Ericsson hasn't exactly led the near-field charge,

aside Japan's Xperia Acro, but it looks like that may soon change,

thanks to a deal struck between the phone maker and semiconductor producer,

NXP, which will bring the company's PN65 to future Android-based Xperia models.

Wave your phone after the break to check out the official announcement.