Nokia launches Nokia 6212 classic with NFC
Nokia has announced the Nokia 6212 classic which comes integrated with the Near Field Communication (NFC). It is mainly designed for sharing content, access information and conduct payments and ticketing.
Near Field Communication can be used for safe and simple communication between electronic devices. Tapping an NFC enabled tag enables the users to receive new contents such as audio files, web links and contact data directly into there handset. It can also be used to share photos and videos by tapping into another NFC enabled or NFC enabled Bluetooth device.
Nokia also claims that the phone can be used as a travel ticket or for doing mobile payments. Credit card information can be stored in the handset and the account can be accessed online directly from the headset. To use this service, a service subscription along with a secure application are required. Keeping in mind the security point of view, the handset will allow payments only when the user authorizes the transaction via an additional passcode.
It is a 3G phone and comes with a 2 MP camera, a 2inch QVGA display, FM Radio, Music player and supports external memory via microSD cards. It will be available in the third quarter of 2008 and is available for Rs 12,525 (EUR 500).