Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Nokia rolls 6216 classic with wireless payments

updated 08:05 am EDT, Thu April 23, 2009

Nokia 6216 classic

Nokia early on Thursday revealed one of its first phones built explicitly to use near-field communications (NFC) for close-up data. The 6216 classic uses special SIM cards from carriers to let the phone make a payment or get access, such as at a subway station or at a store, just by bringing the phone near the right device. The NFC link can also serve as very short-range networking and can let two similarly ready devices exchange info or media clips without a more complicated setup.

Aside from its core feature, the 6216 classic also appears destined as a mid-range phone for North America courtesy of 3G data access on the 850MHz band. A 2-megapixel camera and a microSDHC slot that holds up to 8GB of storage likewise support its role and give it enough space to serve as a media player.

Nokia hopes to ship the candybar design sometime in the summer for 150 Euros ($196) to unnamed "select markets," but the 3G frequency points to a likely release either through AT&T in the US or else Rogers in Canada.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Life n Soul BM211 Bluetooth speaker

Bluetooth speakers aren't only for listening to some music at the park or on a long bus ride, but can also be built with tablets in mi ...

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 projector

With high-definition televisions now the standard, 4K televisions becoming the next big thing, and plasma TVs going the way of the din ...

Life n Soul 8 Driver Bluetooth headphones

When it comes to music on the go, consumers generally have some options to consider when looking for the best experience. While Blueto ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News