I had the same question. It's a p.i.t.a. to find info about NFC. Samsung is worst. A handset without NFC chip, another with disabled NFC chip and a handset with enabled NFC. We talk about one and the same model. Some manufacturers and most carriers don't give info about NFC chip.
bjg222, HTC has the Incredible S NFC (yet only in China), and the Amaze (T-Mobile)! I don't have info if NFC is enabled or not.
At NFC-Phones.org you find available handsets listed by country and by carrier, also a summary-list with info about the NFC features. If the Phone has Tag, Pair, Share and secure payments enabled. Still many question marks, feedback from owners is hard to find, but working on it every day. Joao