Nokia Unveils NFC-Powered Lumia 610
Not content with the Nokia Lumia 610 that it just announced at the Mobile World Congress back in February, Nokia has unveiled a new version of the Nokia Lumia 610 that will be hitting UK carrier Orange at some point during the third quarter of this year.
This version of the Lumia 610 will have at least one feature that’s different from the previously announced device in that it has support for NFC or Near-Field Communication.
With NFC support on board, the device will be able to communicate with other devices or accessories toting NFC. That means that the device will be able to be used like a mobile wallet with both MasterCard and Visa supporting it.
The device will be able to take advantage of MasterCard’s PayPass technology and it also supported by Visa’s paywave.
Right now, Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system, the software found on Nokia’s Lumia devices, does not support NFC which makes this device an extremely attractive option for those looking to use this technology with their phone.
You can check out the new Lumia 610 NFC in the video below:
There are still a few mysteries surrounding this device however.
It’s unclear if it will have the exact same specifications as the Lumia 610 that was announced in February. That means a 800MHz processor, 256MB of RAM, and a 3.7-inch display.
We also don’t know if Nokia has any plans to release this device outside of the UK.
The company did not say whether carriers in the United States would be getting the device.
It did not reveal any pricing either.