Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Nokia scraps plan to launch 6216 with NFC payments

updated 04:50 pm EST, Fri February 19, 2010

Nokia will no longer release 6216 Classic handset

Nokia has reportedly changed its mind about launching its 6216 classic handset, which would have been the company's first to have a built-in Near Field Communications (NFC) module communicate with its SIM card using the Single Wire Protocol (SWP). Nokia executives said the "consumer experience was not what it needed to be," but added the company would pursue integrating NFC technology without giving operators control over it. Nokia has two other handsets equipped with an NFC system.

Other than the SWP-based NFC technology, the 6216 classic is a relatively simple 3G handset, relying on 850MHz band networks. The candybar has a 2-megapixel camera and a microSDHC memory card slot.

The NFC technology allows users to make payments simply by waving their phone near a compatible reader for transactions such as public transport payments. Operators are pushing for the user's balance and account details to be stored on the SIM card, while handset makers such as Nokia wish it to remain on the phones.

China Unicom is set to introduce an SWP-equipped NFC service in about six months, which would need to compete with the RF SIM system of competitor China Mobile, which is already in place. [via TheRegister]





By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

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

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Apple 12-inch Retina MacBook

It is an exciting time for consumer technology, with gadgets and devices that once used to the stuff of dreams now coming to fruition. ...

JBL Synchros Reflect in-ear headphones

All headphones are not created equally, especially when it comes to use during vigorous activities or workouts. Over-the-ear headphone ...

Linksys WRT1200AC Wi-Fi Router

Once upon a time, a brand-new Linksys router showed up on our doorstep. So we gathered some network-minded friends together, and hooke ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News