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Thursday, April 17, 2008 

New NFC Phone

Nokia NFC handset touches down

Finnish handset vendor Nokia has taken the wraps off a 3G device featuring integrated Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.

The 6212 classic allows consumers to share content, access services and information as well as conduct payments and ticketing with one tap of the device.

The NFC unit is expected to start shipping in the third quarter in select markets in Europe and Asia with an estimated retail price of Eur200 before taxes and subsidies.

By tapping an NFC-enabled tag, users can receive new content, activate a profile on their handset or open applications.

The sales pack of the 6212 comes with three sticker tags, which can be personalised and edited by users. As an example, you could stick one on your bedside table which sets your alarm clock when you put your phone down at night.

Last year, telecoms.com got to see how Transport for London (Tfl) was using a Nokia NFC handset to incorporate the Oyster 'swipe card' used by millions of Londoners every day, allowing users to touch their phone to the card reader on the way into or out of the station. The device could also be used for bus journeys around the capital as well as some overland train routes.

source: http://www.telecoms.com/

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