Nokia has unveiled its latest NFC-enabled phone, a 3G candy bar by the name of the 6212 classic. As well as the NFC functionality, the device has a 2 megapixel camera, radio, MP3 player and expandable memory of up to 4GB.
Nokia says it will cost around 200 euros before tax and subsidies and will ship in some European and Asian markets from the third quarter of this year.
As well as pushing the usual ticketing and mobile wallet angle with the phone, Nokia is also keen to get people sticking NFC tags on their personal belongings, with users able to personalise and edit their own NFC tags with the phone “be it for writing calendar entries or setting the alarm clock”. Nokia’s giving away three sticker tags with the phone for users to play with. Clever idea – instead of waiting for retailers and transport companies to get on with installing NFC infrastructure, why not give individuals a headstart with homebrew applications?