Nokia 6212 NFC Mobile Payment Phone Launched

6212_classic_01_lowres.jpgNokia announced the availability of the Nokia 6212 classic
featuring integrated Near Field Communication (NFC). The 3G handset
allows consumers to conveniently share content, access services and
information as well as conduct payments and ticketing with one tap of
the device. The Nokia 6212 classic is expected to start shipping in the
third quarter of 2008 in select markets in Europe and Asia with an
estimated retail price of EUR 200 before taxes and subsidies.

Near Field Communication is designed for intuitive,
simple and safe interaction between electronic devices. By tapping an
NFC-enabled tag, consumers can receive new content such as weblinks,
audio files or contact data directly to their phone. They can activate
a profile in their handset or open applications such as FM radio or web
browser. Photos and videos can be easily shared by tapping another
NFC-capable phone and pairing with a Bluetooth NFC-enabled device, like
the new NFC variant of the Nokia BH-210 headset, happens with just one
touch. The lightweight Nokia BH-210 with NFC headset allows users to
access all functions easily with a single multifunction key. The widely
compatible headset can be used with a number of Nokia devices as well
as other manufacturers’ phones.

The Nokia 6212 classic can also be used as a travel
ticket or for mobile payments. Travel tickets can be charged over the
air, so there is no need to wait at the service counter. Users can
store their credit card information on the device and access their
account online directly from the handset. Using the Nokia 6212 classic
for payment and ticketing purposes requires a service subscription and
the installation of an appropriate secure application. Security for
transactions is assured as the handset can be set to allow payment only
when the user expressly authorizes the transaction via an additional

“NFC-capable handsets such as the Nokia 6212 classic
are set to change the way mobile phone users interact with devices and
services in their surroundings,” says Jeremy Belostock, the Head of
Near Field Communications, Nokia. “With the Nokia 6212 classic, people
can swap items like business cards or calendar notes by simply tapping
their handsets together. With ever-increasing device functions and
services available, ease-of-use is essential. One way to keep things
simple is NFC.”

The Nokia 6212 classic allows consumers to
personalize and edit their own NFC tags, be it for writing calendar
entries or setting the alarm clock. The sales pack of the Nokia 6212
classic comes with three sticker tags, one of which opens the NFC
introduction in the phone.

The slimline Nokia 6212 classic comes with an
extensive set of features such as a 2 megapixel camera, bright 2-inch
QVGA display, stereo FM radio and music player supporting multiple
formats. An optional microSD memory card of up to 4GB provides ample
space for personal content such as images and songs.