Nokia has announced the expansion of its portfolio with the new Nokia 6212 classic device. The latest phone integrates Near Field Communication (NFC).
The Near Field Communication is designed especially for intuitive, simple and safe interaction between electronic devices. Users of the 6212 classic will be able to receive new content such as weblinks, audio files or contact data directly to their phone by tapping on an NFC-enabled tag. Besides, it allows easy photo and video sharing too.
Moreover the Nokia BH-210 Bluetooth headset with NFC headset allows users to access all functions easily with a single multifunction key.
Also, users can personalize and edit their own NFC tags, such as writing calendar entries or setting the alarm clock etc.
Further, Nokia claims that the new Nokia 6212 classic can be used as a travel ticket or for mobile payments too. Users can store credit card information on the handset, which will enable them to access their account online directly from the device. For such a task, a service subscription and the installation of an appropriate secure application are required.
Even security measures are taken into consideration while using the device for payment and ticketing purposes. The handset can be set to allow payments only when the user particularly authorizes the transaction via an additional passcode.
Moreover, the 3G Nokia 6212 classic phone features 2MP camera, bright 2-inch QVGA display stereo FM radio and music player supporting multiple formats. A micoSD card slot provides support of up to 4GB card.
“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,” said 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 will be available in the European and Asian markets at the estimated price of EUR 200 excluding before taxes and subsidies.